DANBURY, CT — The owner of the Matrix Corporate Center
who allegedly threatened a laid off employee has agreed to a settlement in the labor dispute, according to News Times.
According to the settlement, Glen Nelson, chief executive officer of Matrix Realty Group
, will be required to post notices in his offices stating that employees have the right to form, join or assist a union and that he will not "threaten to kill" or "cause bodily damage" to anyone involved in union activities.
The dispute began in December when several janitors, who were among the 40 laid off from the corporate center last summer, held a food drive near Nelson''s New York home, the article stated.
Arthur Tiscia, who said he has yet to find employment since his layoff last June, said his former co-workers had just set up the food drive when Nelson approached them in what appeared to be an angry state.
"He said he was going to get his gun and shoot me," said Tiscia, who later filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board
Tiscia said that he decided to hold the drive in a residential area near Nelson''s home because "he took our livelihood away from us and I thought someone in his neighborhood would have more heart."
Nelson said he eliminated the janitors'' contractor when he purchased the building because another contractor offered better services at a better price, the article noted.