Grupo Comercial Chedraui and group of trade unions and NGOs
Lead NCPUnited States
Supporting NCP(s)Mexico
DescriptionThis specific instance concerns the alleged the non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Bodega Latina (dba El Super), a subsidiary of Grupo Comercial Chedraui, in its operations in the United States.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date12 Nov 2015
Host country(ies)United States
SourceMulti-stakeholder
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade
StatusConcluded
Summary

 Read the final assessment issued by the US NCP concluding the specific instance – 14 July 2016

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On 12 November 2015, the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770 (UFCW), Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT) and Project on Organizing, Development, Education and Research (PODER) submitted a specific instance to the US NCP alleging the non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by Bodega Latina (dba El Super), a subsidiary of Grupo Comercial Chedraui, in its operations in the United States.

The submitters alleged that the company had violated US labor law and has not observed the OECD Guidelines chapters on employment and industrial relations regarding union activities of employees.

The US NCP determined that the issues raised were bona fide and merited further consideration. A US NCP offer of mediation services is deferred due to ongoing mediation between the parties. This is because the mediation currently taking place potentially covers the same issues raised in the specific instance and is with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the same mediators used by the US NCP. 

On 14 July 2016, the US NCP issued a final statement concluding the specific instance. In its final statement, the US NCP recommends that the OECD Guidelines be considered into the ongoing mediation by FMCS and offers to provide any information or answer to questions in that regard. It also recommends that Grupo Comercial Chedraui and its subsidiary consider the recommendations in the OECD Guidelines and the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

In the event that the parties do not reach agreement in the current mediation, the US NCP is ready to consider an offer of mediation to the parties at that time.