You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks


Welcome to

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on

NLRB goes to court for Fuyao documents

Company says subpoena is ‘fishing expedition’

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is asking the federal court in Dayton to order Fuyao Glass America Inc. to provide documents in a case against the company.

An attorney for Fuyao Glass America, in turn, says the subpoena for information is too broad, calling it a “fishing expedition.”

In May, the United Auto Workers filed a charge against Fuyao with the NLRB, alleging that the company discharged an employee, Adam Moffitt, “because of his support” for the UAW, a union that wishes to represent workers at Fuyao’s Moraine plant.

On Tuesday, the NLRB filed a request in federal court, asking that Fuyao be made to provide records the NLRB said it has requested.

According to the NLRB’s filing, the board’s regional office on Oct. 31 directed Fuyao by email to provide the records no later than Nov. 3.

“Respondent has not responded to the Oct. 31 letter,” according to the NLRB’s filing, an application for order requiring obedience to a subpoena.

The board wants an order from the court telling Fuyao to provide all records. It has sought personnel files, attendance records, disciplinary records and other information for all employees terminated by Fuyao for attendance violations since Dec. 1, 2015.

Messages seeking comment were left with Joseph Tansino, an NLRB attorney, and Garey Lindsay, director of the NLRB’s Cincinnati office.

Micah Siegal, assistant general counsel for Fuyao, said the company believes the NLRB is on a “fishing expedition” for information.

The company has tried to work with the NLRB to “focus in” on the types of information it wants, he said.

“We think that the subpoena is overbroad and unduly burdensome, and we welcome the opportunity to have a federal court intervene and assist in limiting the scope of the NLRB’s inquiry,” Siegal said.

Asked about the UAW’s charge that an employee was fired because of support for a union, Siegal said: “Fuyao has never and would never discharge an employee due to their support of the UAW. We are complying with the law.”

Auto glass manufacturer Fuyao is among the Dayton area’s fastest growing manufacturers, with about 2,000 workers in Moraine. The company also has a glass supply plant in Mount Zion, Ill.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Business

Many veterans still struggle to find work
Many veterans still struggle to find work

Joshua L. Bush had eight years in the Army under his belt, serving as a tank crew member during two combat deployments to Iraq, when he left the military and began looking for work. After six months, the 28-year-old Dayton native finally found a job, as a bartender. For veterans like Bush, it’s a familiar refrain. No matter how skilled they may...
Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year
Memorial Day grillers to get hot deals on meat prices this year

As the grilling season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, amateur grill masters will see some deals on burgers, steaks and chicken prices at area groceries and butcher stores. Meat prices have dropped slightly from last year and are expected to remain steady throughout the summer season as livestock herds continue to recover from a devastating drought...
New memory care facility in Liberty Twp. aims for comfort, security
New memory care facility in Liberty Twp. aims for comfort, security

Thrive Memory Care has opened at 7200 Heritagespring Drive in Liberty Twp., offering luxury suites that resemble those of any high-end senior living community. The new premium memory care facility is part resort lodge, part home-away-from-home and designed to provide seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory loss with a calming...
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers
Temperature swings, recent rains worry Ohio farmers

More than eight inches of rain since April 24 has put many Ohio farmers behind in their planting and left some scrambling to get their crops in the ground before June. Adding cold temperatures in early May to the high rainfall has been a recipe for disaster for many corn farmers and soybean farmers are playing catchup as rain continues to fall. Brandon...
Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team
Executives look at Dayton for another soccer team

Exploring whether Dayton can support another soccer team, a United Soccer League Division III executive who recently visited the city said Friday that a new team could co-exist with and complement the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and the Dayton Dynamo. “We see a professional team in Dayton as an opportunity for players, coaches, referees and even companies...
More Stories