NLRB: Withholding Disney bonuses wasn’t an unfair labor practice

The NLRB has ruled that Walt Disney World in Florida did not violate the National Labor Relations Act when it withheld $1,000 bonuses from union members unless they ratified a new union contract.

All Disney World employees were slated to receive the bonuses earlier this year. The company decided to hand out the bonuses after federal tax cut legislation was signed into law last December. However, 35,000 members of the Service Trades Council Union were denied the bonuses because the union couldn’t agree on contract terms.

The union said that was an unfair labor practice. The NLRB ruled May 31 that it was not.