By Associated Press - Thursday, March 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Zoo union members say management has been monitoring radio traffic to listen to workers’ private conversations.

KNTV in San Jose reports (https://bit.ly/19CmfWa ) Thursday that allegations of eavesdropping at the zoo are being raised by Teamsters.

Zoo officials say the radio monitoring system was put in place for medical emergencies, and has now been disabled.

Teamsters 856 spokesman Tim Jenkins says management has had the capability of secretly listening to employees’ private conversations without their knowledge in possible violation of state and federal laws.

San Francisco Zoo Executive Director Tanya Peterson called the union’s eavesdropping suggestion false. She said a feature on the radio system was designed to assist with medical and safety emergencies. She said the feature was disabled when she learned of the radio’s capabilities.



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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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