Island Architectural Woodwork, Inc. and Verde Demountable
Partitions, Inc., Alter Egos and
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. Case
August 12, 2016
DECISION AND ORDER
BY CHAIRMAN PEARCE AND MEMBERS HIROZAWA
On May 8, 2015, Administrative Law Judge Raymond P. Green issued the attached decision. The General
Counsel and the Charging Party Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (“the Union”) each filed exceptions
and a supporting brief. Respondents Island Architectural Woodwork, Inc. (“Island”) and Verde Demountable
Partitions, Inc. (“Verde”) each filed an answering brief. The National Labor Relations Board has delegated its
authority in this proceeding to a three-member panel.
The Board has considered the decision and the record in light of the exceptions and briefs and has decided to affirm the judge’s rulings,1 findings,2 and conclusions only to the extent consistent with this Decision and Order.
This case centers on the relationship between Respondents Island and Verde. The General Counsel and
Charging Party except to the judge’s finding that Island and Verde are not alter egos and the resultant findings that Verde did not violate Section 8(a)(5) and (1) of the Act by failing to apply the terms of the collective bargaining agreement covering Island’s bargaining unit to employees performing bargaining-unit work at Verde, and that Island did not violate Section 8(a)(5) and (1) when it insisted in successor contract negotiations that the Union agree to exclude Verde’s employees from the unit. For the reasons discussed below, we reverse the judge and find that the Respondents are alter egos and that they violated the Act, as alleged.