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New York - Report: Feds Launch Probe Into Retaliation By B&H Against Workers Seeking To Unionize

Published on: October 26, 2015 10:34 AM
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New York, NY - Investigators from the National Labor Relations Board have launched a probe following charges that managers from electronics behemoth B&H have initiated a campaign of fear against workers seeking to unionize.

DNAINFO.com (http://dnain.fo/1RwGW5g) reports that according to Rosanna Aran—- a rep from Laundry Workers Center United, who along with the Steelworkers Union are vying to represent B&H’s 240 workers—-said conditions have turned “hostile and intimidating” since workers filed a petition to have an election on October 13th.

Aaron said that just two days later B&H managers were physically pushing workers out the door, screaming “Get out, get out.”

B&H workers report that managers have been wearing “Vote No” keychain necklaces while asking workers to view anti-union videos, and in some cases have asked workers to meet individually and sign papers with never-seen-before “consultants.”

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B&H spokesman Juda Engelmayer denied the charges, saying, “We are not standing in our employees’ way as they seek to potentially organize.”


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 Oct 26, 2015 at 11:26 AM Anonymous Says:

B&H is the king of nickeling & dimming its employees. They still charge 10 cents for outgoing calls. Yes in the 21st century. You can only access websites needed for work. And you must clock in time sheets like a kindergarden attendance. Here, is the mature approach. Your manager assigns work that should take 8 hours to do. How and when you do it who cares. As long as it gets done.
I will say that B&H has helped lots of yidden who wouldn't have a parnasa otherwise. So lets give them credit for that.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM albroker Says:

every few years they get into the news and make a massive hillul has-em in the past Jews were at the forefront of the workers rights movement but it seems certain Jews (that I shall not name) only believe rights go into their direction. I hope the feds punish them hard this year and at least stop their expansion btw a good percentage of workers there are not Yehudim.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 12:32 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

B&H is the king of nickeling & dimming its employees. They still charge 10 cents for outgoing calls. Yes in the 21st century. You can only access websites needed for work. And you must clock in time sheets like a kindergarden attendance. Here, is the mature approach. Your manager assigns work that should take 8 hours to do. How and when you do it who cares. As long as it gets done.
I will say that B&H has helped lots of yidden who wouldn't have a parnasa otherwise. So lets give them credit for that.

you were most probably dismissed by B&H because you were slacking off at work.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 12:22 PM Anominous Says:

Retailing is a business with very low margins, and many big companies go out of business from time to time. Anyone with a job at a retailer should be happy to work there, as you failed to get a job at a higher paying profession somewhere else.

B&H hires a lot of frum people, from what I heard. Be happy to work in a frum environment. Want more money, open your own business, or go somewhere else. Don't bankrupt B&H, or make them stop hiring more frum people.

Off course you earn little. This is a retailer. If they make less money and have to cut costs, it is you that may find yourself without parnassah.

These are my thoughts as an outsider.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM Anonymous Says:

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albroker Says:

every few years they get into the news and make a massive hillul has-em in the past Jews were at the forefront of the workers rights movement but it seems certain Jews (that I shall not name) only believe rights go into their direction. I hope the feds punish them hard this year and at least stop their expansion btw a good percentage of workers there are not Yehudim.

Just because you have a socialist infested mind doesn't mean that whoever doesn't share your opinion creates a Chillul Hashem, You don't even know how to spell it
and I doubt you believe in him.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 01:18 PM bubble Says:

I too have an accountibility of what i do every day... You come to work you have a responsibilty to do your days' work for a days' pay. Its a union mentality to come in when ever you finally find a parking or finished doing what you had to do at home. I deal with union employees and boy oh boy are they catered too.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 01:25 PM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

B&H is the king of nickeling & dimming its employees. They still charge 10 cents for outgoing calls. Yes in the 21st century. You can only access websites needed for work. And you must clock in time sheets like a kindergarden attendance. Here, is the mature approach. Your manager assigns work that should take 8 hours to do. How and when you do it who cares. As long as it gets done.
I will say that B&H has helped lots of yidden who wouldn't have a parnasa otherwise. So lets give them credit for that.

They pay you to do 8 hours of work, not to sit around talking the phone; browsing the internet or posting comments to VIN! If you do the work they give you in 6 hours, that means you are a fast worker - now go and do 2 more hours of work if you want to get paid for it. (Or you did a sloppy job and cut corners if it should have taken you 8 hours to do.)

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 01:59 PM bennyt Says:

The lesson for B&H is don't hire goyim; they may be cheaper to employ at first but then they get too smart and stab their employers in the back. There are plenty oh Yidden in need of jobs. How many goyim are lucky enough to have off on Fridays from 2 PM, closed Saturdays and all Yomim Tovim?

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 02:11 PM Maven Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

B&H is the king of nickeling & dimming its employees. They still charge 10 cents for outgoing calls. Yes in the 21st century. You can only access websites needed for work. And you must clock in time sheets like a kindergarden attendance. Here, is the mature approach. Your manager assigns work that should take 8 hours to do. How and when you do it who cares. As long as it gets done.
I will say that B&H has helped lots of yidden who wouldn't have a parnasa otherwise. So lets give them credit for that.

With friends like you who needs enemies.And you should be ashamed of yourself.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 02:17 PM Maven Says:

Reply to #2  
albroker Says:

every few years they get into the news and make a massive hillul has-em in the past Jews were at the forefront of the workers rights movement but it seems certain Jews (that I shall not name) only believe rights go into their direction. I hope the feds punish them hard this year and at least stop their expansion btw a good percentage of workers there are not Yehudim.

If you worry so much about Chilul Hashem looke at what your right wing extremist Zionist do with this Har Habayis thing. Its a Shanda what they do.

B&H is an example on how yidden and goyim should run their business.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 04:06 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

Reply to #8  
bennyt Says:

The lesson for B&H is don't hire goyim; they may be cheaper to employ at first but then they get too smart and stab their employers in the back. There are plenty oh Yidden in need of jobs. How many goyim are lucky enough to have off on Fridays from 2 PM, closed Saturdays and all Yomim Tovim?

Benny you forgot they must work on Sunday the. Not win win as you think

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 04:15 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

Reply to #2  
albroker Says:

every few years they get into the news and make a massive hillul has-em in the past Jews were at the forefront of the workers rights movement but it seems certain Jews (that I shall not name) only believe rights go into their direction. I hope the feds punish them hard this year and at least stop their expansion btw a good percentage of workers there are not Yehudim.

not really this happens all the time in retail. Walmart amazon and many other places had issues like this

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 05:30 PM #1 Says:

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The_Truth Says:

They pay you to do 8 hours of work, not to sit around talking the phone; browsing the internet or posting comments to VIN! If you do the work they give you in 6 hours, that means you are a fast worker - now go and do 2 more hours of work if you want to get paid for it. (Or you did a sloppy job and cut corners if it should have taken you 8 hours to do.)

Thats klien kepidik and very not foward thinikng. If you had a business, you would want efficent workers. Robots don't help the bottom line. Say you had a slow worker. I give him 8 hours of work and he can't complete it. But hey he put in his hours. Would you be happy? I wouldn't be. On the other hand one who is efficent and works quicker who cares? The job gets donw and he is bringing in profits. Now that manger should probably adjust ccordingly and try to add more work to the efficent guy. But if he goes a drop on VIN who cares.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 06:31 PM PowerUp Says:

Sometimes a scratch my head with the comments that I see on vinnews sounds more like an anti semitic website with some comments, BH is providing parnassa for yiden Bderech kuvid, and a lot of the profits from BH go directly back into the community by the owners being some of the most generous baalie tzedakah in our generation, yes that's right, so for someone to say "I hope they are being punished, etc.." Is full of hate to frum yiddin in general and chasidisha yiddin in particular.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 09:17 PM albroker Says:

Reply to #14  
PowerUp Says:

Sometimes a scratch my head with the comments that I see on vinnews sounds more like an anti semitic website with some comments, BH is providing parnassa for yiden Bderech kuvid, and a lot of the profits from BH go directly back into the community by the owners being some of the most generous baalie tzedakah in our generation, yes that's right, so for someone to say "I hope they are being punished, etc.." Is full of hate to frum yiddin in general and chasidisha yiddin in particular.

do you believe the workers who are tzelem elo-kim should be treated like garbage, just bec. some of them might lack papers does not mean they should be exploited remember the greats of the union movement like David Dubinsky were Yidden.

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 Oct 26, 2015 at 09:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Be nice to the Yidden and non yidden. Managers to others and etc. די באשעפער זעהט אלעס.

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