The United Steelworkers said that Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Braeburn Alloy Steel and its parent company, GO Carlson, for failing to recognize the union and refusing to bargain over working conditions for the company's employees at the Lower Burrell facility. In its complaint, the NLRB set a hearing for 18 September 2023, when an administrative law judge will hear the case against Braeburn Alloy Steel. USW District 10 Director Mr Bernie Hall urged the company to obey the law, respect its employees and negotiate in good faith with the union for a fair contract. He said “The NLRB complaint makes clear that the company's schemes have prevented us from having a collective bargaining relationship since the ownership change," Hall said. "If we cannot convince Braeburn to engage in collective bargaining, management must be held accountable for breaking the law. All work has dignity, and the employees who made Braeburn Alloy Steel an attractive investment deserve a fair contract with union-negotiated pay and benefits as they remain loyal to their jobs. We hope an administrative law judge and the NLRB can help management connect the dots." USW Local 1324 represents about 30 workers at the Braeburn plant, which was acquired earlier this year by a subsidiary of GO Carlson through the bankruptcy process. When it took over operations, Braeburn hired all of the union-represented workers at the plant, but it refused to sit down with their chosen representative.