USW: Hello Neighbor union vote inconclusive as CEO continues intimidation campaign

Contact: Chelsey Engel,, (412) 212-8173

(Pittsburgh) – The results of today’s Hello Neighbor union vote remain inconclusive as CEO Sloane Davidson continues to interfere with workers’ right to a free and fair union election. 

Workers at Hello Neighbor in January asked Davidson to voluntarily recognize their union and, when she refused, filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

USW District 10 Director Bernie Hall said Davidson additionally made this process as difficult and painful as possible for the workers who keep the organization thriving.

“Ms. Davidson could still voluntarily recognize the union, but instead she has spent her time on classic and vicious union-busting tactics. This includes intimidating and even firing workers,” said Hall. “These workers serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community. They deserve the same thing every worker deserves: a voice on the job.”

The USW filed unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB on Feb. 3 on behalf of several terminated Hello Neighbor employees and continues to provide ongoing support for the workers as they seek to organize. 

The election outcome will be determined pending these decisions at the NLRB.

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.




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