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Is There Such a Thing as Online Picket Lines? Not According to the NLRB

When is a picket line not a picket line? Apparently when the protests take place online, at least according to the NLRB’s opinion in Amalgamated Transit Union, Local Union No. 1433 (NLRB 2/12/14) [pdf] [ an enhanced version of this decision is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In the case,...

NLRB Upholds Racist Speech as Protected Activity Under National Labor Relations Act

by Andrew J. Barber In a ruling which was a bit of a surprise to some in the employer community, a Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently concluded that racist a speech made during picketing of an employer qualified as protected activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations...