PLEASANTON — After a judge ruled that Castlewood Country Club workers were illegally locked out for more than two years, the employees will be allowed to return Oct. 16.
On Aug. 17, an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board found that Castlewood had maintained an unlawful lockout of the 61 workers. The judge recommended the club re-instate all displaced employees as soon as possible as well as pay them all back wages and benefits.
“We felt it was probably best for employees to bring them back,” said Jerry Olson, Castlewood’s general manager. “We are looking forward to (having them back). Quite a few have a long history with us.”
Workers will have an orientation and a training session on Oct. 9, Olson added, because, some systems and menus have been updated or changed since the lockout.
Although the union, Local 2850, and Castlewood management have not yet reached an agreement on a new contract or how back wages will be paid out, the ability for union members to return to their jobs at the hillside country club in Pleasanton is a start, said union spokesperson Sarah Norr. Read the full article.