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Labor Board: Employer Cannot Say Union Could Hurt Business


Steve Bernstein was quoted in the Washington Examiner on August 6, 2015. The article “Labor Board: Employer Cannot Say Union Could Hurt Business” discussed the National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling, in which the agency ruled that an employer who warned workers before a labor election that getting a union could hurt business was making an illegal "veiled threat."

Steve said the board has long taken a "dim view" of employers of making negative predictions regarding workers forming unions.

"I will say, though, that board seems to be sliding that spectrum further away from free speech and expanding the scope of comments that are unlawful," he said, noting that employers previously often got the benefit of the doubt in ambiguous cases.

To read the full article, please visit the Washington Examiner.


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