Without knowing specifics, Wagner said it was difficult to say when “discouragement” enters into the realm of “coercion.” The NLRB does not monitor union certification campaigns unless a formal charge is filed.
Engleman of Workers United said company management has conducted surveillance of food service workers in the Senate over the past week. One employee said “they are watching us closely.”
Bock also mentioned it in his letter to Compass: “You should stop the surveillance of your employees … it is against the law and it is wrong! My god, they work in and serve the United States Senate!”
Understandably, Zimmer would not address those charges, which amount to claims that management has broken the law.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.