San Ramon Express: NLRB law judge finds Castlewood club wrong in locking out workers

Administrative Law Judge Clifford Anderson of the National Labor Relations Board has found that Castlewood Country Club has maintained an illegal lockout since August 10, 2010.

In a written opinion issued Aug. 17, he recommended that the NLRB order Castlewood to reinstate the locked-out workers and pay them two years of back wages and benefits.

Back pay, according to estimates, could total more than $3 million in wages and benefits.

Judge Anderson gave Castlewood 28 days from the time of his finding to either accept the terms and pay the workers, or move forward with an appeal.

“We’ve been saying for two years that Castlewood wasn’t giving us a fair chance to get our jobs back,” said locked-out Castlewood cook Carlos Mejia. “Now Judge Anderson is saying the same thing.”

“I hope this will be a wake-up call to the golfers that they need to stop stalling and put us back to work,” he added. Read the full article.