Think twice before shutting down one of several related businesses just to stop the spread of pro-union sentiment. It’s likely to prompt a lawsuit, and a court may well take organized labor’s side.
Recent case: When union organizers wanted to negotiate with San Luis Trucking to avoid a shutdown, the company closed the plant.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed unfair labor practice charges, demanding that the company reopen the facility and bargain with the union. The NLRB concluded that the facility had been shuttered as a warning to employees at related companies that they too faced losing their jobs if they pushed union rights. The company appealed.
The 9th Circuit said the NLRB had the authority to issue its reopening order. The case was sent back to implement the order. (NLRB v. San Luis Trucking, et al., No. 10-73624, 9th Cir., 2012)
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/31926/shuttering-related-business-wont-stop-union-organizing "
- Rely on individual disability accommodations; you won't be targeted for a class action
- Payback time: Employer wanted its money back—and got it!
- Lorain, Steubenville union elections challenged by DOL
- North Carolina forms task force on worker misclassification
- Granting reasonable accommodation isn't enough--you must make sure it actually happens