If you want to stop an in-house union drive, draft a policy prohibiting any form of solicitation on company property. A recent court ruling says that by allowing solicitation by nonunion groups, you waive your right to ban union solicitation of off-duty employees on your property. The case: A grocery chain had a written no-solicitation policy but let the Salvation Army and Shriners solicit during holidays. After union reps were denied access to the property to solicit off-duty workers, the union successfully sued, citing the chain for not following its own policy consistently. (Four B Corp. v. NLRB, No. 97-9577, 10th Cir., 1998)
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