"Management at Novelis Inc.'s aluminum factory near Oswego tried to coerce workers into not joining a union by threatening job losses and pay cuts if they did, the National Labor Relations Board has charged. In a complaint filed May 6, the board alleged that Novelis President and CEO Phil Martens told employees that the plant would close if they voted to join the United Steelworkers union. The board also alleged that Martens threatened employees with pay cuts and "more onerous" working conditions, including mandatory overtime, if they selected the union as their bargaining representative."
Novelis accused of coercing Oswego workers into not joining union | syracuse.com