For more than 30 years, a company sponsored blood donation drives twice a year. Employees could participate during paid work time. But when the com-pany changed its policy, saying workers no longer could participate during paid time, the employees filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and they won. Reason: After the policy change, employees who wanted to participate as before would be forced to lose work time and pay. And that constituted a "change in condition of employment," which was subject to union bargaining. So the company had to reinstate its prior policy. (Verizon New York, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 16,423, 2003)
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