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Trump Labor Board Sets New Standard for Access to Property (1)

Aug. 23, 2019, 9:23 PMUpdated: Aug. 23, 2019, 11:01 PM

Companies looking to block workers from protesting on their private property got a boost from the National Labor Relations Board, which overturned Obama-era precedents and set a new test on when property owners can exclude employees of contractors.

Property owners can bar off-duty contractor workers seeking to stage labor protests unless they work “regularly and exclusively” on the property and the owner isn’t able to show they have a “reasonable nontrespassory alternative” for communicating their message, the NLRB said in a 3-1 ruling Aug. 23.

Applying its new test, the board said Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation in San ...