JD(SF)–45–132investigatory interview, by threatening employees with discipline for failing to obey instructions because they invoked their
and by threatening employees by refusing toinform them of the nature of an investigatoryinterview.The complaint alleges Respondent violated Section 8(a)(3) of the Act by cancelling5employee John Trujillo’s leave.It is also alleged Respondent violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act, at its Airport and NorthValley stations, by changing its practice of providing unit employees a representative of their choosing during an investigatory interview that they reasonably believed might result in10discipline without giving notice to the Union or bargaining about this change.Respondent filed atimely answer to the complaint stating it had committed nowrongdoing.15F
Upon the entire record herein, including the briefs from the Counsel for the ActingGeneral Counsel (General Counsel) and Respondent, I make the following findings of fact.20
In its answer Respondent admitted it provides postal services for the United States of America, and in the performance of that function, has operated various facilities throughout theUnited States, including facilities located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.25Based upon the above, the Board has jurisdiction over Respondent under Section 1209 of the Postal Reform Act (PRA).
30Respondent admitted and I find that the National Association of Letter Carriers, SunshineBranch 504 affiliated with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO is a labor organization within the meaning of Section 2(5) of the Act.35
III.The Alleged Unfair Labor Practices
This case involves the United States Postal Service (Respondent) in Albuquerque, NewMexico. The National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 504, (Union) is the exclusivecollective bargaining representative of city letter carriers who deliver mail at 12 of Respondent’s40stations in Albuquerque. It is undisputed that Respondent and the Union have had a long
NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc
., 420 U.S. 251 (1975).