Dosha Salon Spa, a local chain of Aveda-branded spas, is amassing quite a rap sheet with the National Labor Relations Board. Communications Workers of America Local 7901 — the union that Dosha workers voted in March 2011 to join — filed two more charges against the company in February, bringing to 10 the total charges filed.
The latest: Dosha suspended for a month — and on Feb. 20 terminated — massage therapist Philip Aust; and denied hostess Sarah Pearson her right to have a union steward as a witness when called into a manager’s office.
Aust’s termination follows that of pro-union massage therapist Mary Christ, who was fired in September after wearing the union’s trademark red feather earrings in a workplace show of solidarity. An NLRB investigation determined that Christ was fired for her union sympathies, and a federal administrative law judge is scheduled March 20 to hear that and other charges.
[For the complete back story on Dosha, click here.]