Stunner: New York Union Thugs Accused of Harassing Non-Union Employees

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

Color me shocked that these goons would harass people who don’t want to be forced into joining their union.

Workers at a downtown hotel charge that union goons resorted to outrageous tactics to browbeat them into joining their ranks — going so far as to photograph a female staffer as she changed clothes in an employee locker room, apparently to blackmail her.

“I was wearing my uniform pants and my bra and holding my shirt to put it on when they started snapping pictures,” front-desk worker Gisel Rodriguez, 28, recalled of the alleged sneak attack at the SoHo Courtyard Marriott in December.

“I was furious, really didn’t know what to do,’’ she said. “They said, ‘We’re allowed to be here,’ and clicked away.”

Rodriguez said she believes the union reps wanted to use the photos “as blackmail, to get us to sign.”

She and two colleagues — security guard David Alexander and front-desk worker Coralina Alcantara — have since filed federal charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Marriott and the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council claiming intimidation, harassment and coercion.

The trio accuses the union’s local reps, including organizer Julia Rybak, of carrying on a months-long abusive and intrusive campaign that destroyed the family-like work environment for the small hotel’s 35 to 40 employees.

The union thugs deny any harassment, of course.


3 Responses to “Stunner: New York Union Thugs Accused of Harassing Non-Union Employees”

  1. Blue Hen on 24/24/12 at 1:11 pm

    what happened to Norma Rae, open elections and abiding by the result? Oh yeah, leftists are in power now.

  2. Rob Crawford on 24/24/12 at 3:12 pm

    Why is she suing Marriot? They’re as much victims of the union thugs as she is.

  3. Gill on 25/25/12 at 10:01 pm

    It is all over the GM Justin Scarpa, allegedly made employees wear a t-shirt saying “Making a deal with the union is like making a deal with the devil. I belive the GM was suspended over this. It also involves a security guard at the hotel allegedly phisically pushing a union rep in the lobby. I hear that the security guard is faceing corparate termination chages for this.