Workplace Word®-October 2010
Peaceful "SHAME ON" Bannering Is Not an Unlawful Secondary Boycott, According to the NLRB


Most of us have seen the large union banners situated in front of business establishments throughout the city that read “SHAME ON” a business and state that there is a “labor dispute.”  At first blush, it would appear that the union has a labor dispute with the particular business mentioned on the banner.  What many people do not realize is that the union in all likelihood does not have a labor dispute with the business that it is criticizing on its banner.  Rather, the union is actually trying to persuade that business into discontinuing its relationship with some other business with which the union has a labor dispute...

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