Todd Williams, a union tree-trimmer in Coos Bay, believes managers at Trees, Inc. tried to intimidate him — because he’s been active filing grievances on behalf of co-workers.
Williams says the day before a scheduled arbitration on a grievance he had filed, a manager told him at the beginning of his shift that his job was at risk. Then, near the end of his shift, a district supervisor walked right up to him at a Pacific Power pole yard and proceeded to scream at him for several minutes, ordering him to clean vehicle windows and mirrors. Williams is a union steward and member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 659.
His complaint is being investigated by the NLRB.