Cases & Deals

CITGO successfully defends against multiple unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB

Clients CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Jones Day successfully defended CITGO Petroleum Corporation in three unfair labor practice charges filed by the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union, Local 4-1647 ("PACE") with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that CITGO violated Section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act and the applicable collective bargaining agreement when it subcontracted its laboratory operations. PACE specifically alleged that CITGO made an improper mid-contract modification; that CITGO and the subcontractor were joint employers and/or alter egos; and that CITGO improperly failed to bargain with the union by refusing to recognize PACE as the exclusive bargaining representative of the new laboratory employees.

CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company L.P., Case 16-CA-23380; CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company L.P., Case 16-CA-23891; CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company L.P., Case 16-CA-23656 (NLRB)

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