Labor Board issues Complaint against Aramark

July 11, 2008 7:12:49 AM PDT
The National Labor Relations Board has accused concessions giant Aramark of intimidating and firing employees involved in union activities at Boston's two convention centers. The Boston Herald reports that the labor board made the charges in an unfair labor practice complaint against Aramark Corp.

Aramark faces a hearing this October before the board's administrative judges.

The Philadelphia-based company is locked in a contract dispute with Unite Here Local 26. The complaint, issued last week, claims Aramark has been "interfering with, restraining and coercing" its employees at the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

It claims union members have been harassed by Aramark managers, and that two employees on the union's negotiating committee were fired.

An Aramark spokesman said the company is reviewing the complaint.