August 22, 2012—Union members could receive millions in back wages and benefits after an administrative law judge found that Castlewood Country Club has maintained an illegal lockout for more than two years.
Judge Clifford Anderson of the National Labor Review Board, has recommended the labor board order Castlewood to reinstate all locked-out workers and pay them up to roughly $3.4 million in two years of back wages and benefits.
Anderson’s finding was released Friday.
The lockout at the plush country club nestled in the Pleasanton hills began Aug. 10, 2010.
Union members are ecstatic about the recommendation, however they say they will wait to fully celebrate until after Castlewood responds to the recommendation.
Castlewood has 28 days from the time the finding was handed down to either accept the terms and pay the workers, or move forward with an appeal.