**Atlantic City, NJ (March 30, 2007)** – Justin Hakes, Legal Information Director for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following statement regarding recent developments in the NLRB charge filed this morning against the UAW for illegal tampering with the scheduled NLRB election at the Trump Plaza Casino:
“The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has confirmed it is opening an investigation into whether the UAW union committed unfair labor practices in enlisting Congressman Andrews to interfere in tomorrow’s NLRB election by holding the sham certification ceremony. This particular NLRB regional office takes the position that it will not block the election or the impound ballots unless the employer or union themselves ask it to do so.
“However, the unfair labor practice investigation called for by the National Right to Work Foundation will move forward. Assuming the agency agrees that the union’s and Andrews’ actions coerced the employees, Right to Work attorneys will seek a remedy that includes voiding any illicit union status as bargaining agent, as it has done successfully in other cases throughout the country.
“Additionally, if any Trump Plaza dealers seek free legal assistance from the Foundation, our staff attorneys also stand ready to file post-election objections to prevent the tainted election from resulting in improper certification of the union in the first place.”
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in more than 250 cases nationwide per year.