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Five on Friday: September 8th, 2023

September 8, 2023


AWU files suit against Snøhetta for unfair labor practices

Labor organizer Architectural Workers United (AWU), a subdivision of the Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Snøhetta. The suit claims that the architecture studio discriminated against employees during a recent union drive, writes Dezeen. Filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the AWU claimed that Snøhetta, with U.S. offices in New York and San Francisco, “unlawfully discriminated against several employees for exercising their right to engage in concerted activities.” The attempt to unionize was unsuccessful after a 35-29 vote against it. After the vote failed, AWU alleged that Snøhetta hired law firm Stinson LLP to help the studio run a coordinated anti-union campaign.

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