During normal times, it can be difficult for Vince Quiles to find a manager at the Home Depot where he works in northeast Philadelphia. But that hasn’t been a problem since Quiles went public with his effort to unionize the store last week.
Employees have been getting called into meetings with supervisors and taken out to lunch like never before, Quiles said.
“I’ve worked here 5½ years, and I’ve never in my life seen this,” said the 27-year-old, who filed a union election petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. The petition is under review by the board.