By  on October 8, 2008

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico — Propper International, the largest manufacturer of military uniforms for the U.S. Department of Defense, has negotiated a deal with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) settling allegations of alleged labor law violations.

Based in St. Charles, Mo., Propper operates eight manufacturing plants in western Puerto Rico and received over $100 million from U.S. Department of Defense to manufacture military uniforms last year.

As part of the settlement, Propper agreed to post in six of its factories a notice informing workers of its commitment to refrain from violating labor laws and noting that it will not threaten employees with plant closures or job loss for supporting a union.

UNITE HERE represents 465,000 workers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, including 2,000 workers in the laundry, hotel and manufacturing industries in Puerto Rico.

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