Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

Insights for the Labor Relations Professional

Tag Archives: union activity

A Stimulus for Organized Labor

Posted in Union Organizing
Here’s one you may not have heard about yet.  Buried in the last 100 pages or so of the 600+ page CARES Act, the Covid-19 bill the Senate passed this morning, I found this nugget: (X) that the recipient will remain neutral in any union organizing effort for the term of the loan. For the… Continue Reading

Termination for Dishonesty During Internal Investigation Lawful, Says NLRB

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB
In a positive development for employers, the NLRB held last week that the termination of an employee for lying during an internal investigation into complaints of harassing/discriminatory conduct was lawful.  Significantly, the decision occurred in a case that had been vacated as a result of Noel Canning. First, a quick review of the facts.  The… Continue Reading

Just When You Thought it Couldn’t Get Worse, it Does: NLRB Protects Facebook Attack on Supervisor

Posted in Employee Discipline, NLRB, Union Organizing
Consider this employee’s Facebook post: Bob is such a NASTY MOTHERF___ER don’t know how to talk to people!!!!!!  F__k his mother and his entire f__king family!!!!  What a LOSER!!!!  Vote YES for the UNION!!!!!!! In this case, “Bob” was the employee’s supervisor.  The employee (a banquet server) published the post at least 5-10 minutes after… Continue Reading

NLRB Finds Vulgar and Threatening Statements Not Sufficiently Vulgar or Threatening to Warrant Termination

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Al Kinzer While a petition to decertify a union was pending, a pro-union employee wanted to express his support for the union. In the employer’s breakroom, he encountered three different pro-union newsletters.  Impulsively, he scribbled onto each of these newsletters a different message. These included: “Dear P***ies, Please Read!” (The actual message did… Continue Reading