New York March 8th – On March 8, 2022 the National Labor Relations Board NLRB has notified both MSA Security and the Union, United Federation of K9 Handlers, United Federation LEOS-PBA that it has reissued its Unfair Labor charge complaint against Michael Stapleton Associates, Ltd. d/b/a MSA Security in Case 29-CA-230696 that was filed on 11/07/2018 after the NLRB was unsuccessful in reaching a settlement agreement with Michael Stapleton Associates, Ltd. d/b/a MSA Security.
The case involves Michael Stapleton Associates, Ltd. d/b/a MSA Security unilaterally taking away approximately $320 per month in monthly stipends from over 500 Michael Stapleton Associates, Ltd. d/b/a MSA Security K9 handlers from around the country without first negotiating this with the Union, United Federation of K9 Handlers who are now affiliated with the United Federation LEOS-PBA. Based on the above the 500 plus MSA K9 Handlers from around the country if successful at federal trial could be awarded in excess of over 7 Million dollars plus interest.
Bill Beaury President of the United Federation of K9 Handlers stated “after 3 and a half years “JUSTICE” will finally be served. We have never given up up on this case and we will continue to see this case to the end with the result of over 500 MSA K9 Handlers sharing in a unprecedented award of over 7 Million dollars”.
Most recently, Michael Stapleton Associates, Ltd. d/b/a MSA Security was acquired by Allied Universal the largest security company in the United States today.
Below is the email sent by Marcia Adams of the National Labor Relations Board NLRB Region 29 scheduling the upcoming trial for May 10th or May 11th 2022.
After several months of earnest, but unsuccessful settlement discussions the Region has decided to put this matter back on the trial calendar. To that end I have been directed to select a date compatible with my calendar, therefore, I suggest either Tuesday, May 10 or Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Let me know by tomorrow, close of business, if you have any conflicts with either date. Once I hear from you I will submit a date to the Office of the ALJ for approval and then an Order will issue. Please be advised that this trial will take place in-person at Region 29, Brooklyn, as all NLRB Regional offices will re-open on April 4, 2022.