The Architectural Workers United campaign, a division of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), has filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against North American architecture firm Snøhetta for violating their employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
The ULP charge alleges Snøhetta unlawfully discriminated against several employees because of their support for union organizing.
“We trust that the National Labor Relations Board, upon hearing the evidence, will rule accordingly and in favor of the workers,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “Today’s filing sends a message to the architecture industry that they are no different from any other industry and that if employers use illegal tactics to obstruct their employees from organizing, they will be held accountable.”
Click here to view the ULP charge.
Earlier in 2023, Snøhetta became the first private architecture firm in the country to proceed with a vote to unionize, which led the company to hire an anti-union firm to defeat workers’ efforts for a better future.