Since it takes the signatures of 30 percent of the bargaining unit to call for a representation election, the results are about as decisive a result as one can get. AFT Connecticut reacted with dignity and grace.
“We believe Mystic Seaport management created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation,” said union spokesman Eric Bailey. “Once the NLRB has had an opportunity to investigate these new charges of misconduct, we are confident a new election will be scheduled.”
AFT Connecticut had filed a previous complaint against Mystic Seaport management, which was dismissed by the National Labor Relations Board.