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Employers May Feel Blue About NLRB’s Purple Communications Decision

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
A recent decision from the NLRB is a good reminder that employer statements during union organizing activity have potentially wide-ranging effects.  This latest case involves Purple Communications, a provider of sign language interpreters who facilitate real-time, two-way phone communication between hearing-impaired and hearing individuals.  The union filed objections after suffering narrow election defeats at two… Continue Reading

Union Supporters’ Threats Do Not Invalidate Election

Posted in Union Organizing
Union elections are supposed to be conducted in an atmosphere free of threats and coercion. This allows employees to make a free and informed choice about whether they want a Union to represent them for purposes of collective bargaining. Given these principles, therefore, even a labor professional might be surprised at a recent decision from the NLRB.… Continue Reading

Union Can Offer Gift Card to Entice Employees to Strike, says NLRB’s GC

Posted in NLRB
Yesterday, this blog covered an advice memorandum released by the NLRB’s General Counsel finding that Wal-Mart didn’t violate the law in responding to mass demonstrations and picketing by union-sponsored groups. Today, we look at another case relating to union activity directed at Wal-Mart, but this time alleging that the union violated the NLRA. In 2012, the… Continue Reading