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Case: Labor Relations/Refusal to Bargain (N.L.R.B.)

May 22, 2020, 5:18 PM

A company that installs and services telephone equipment unlawfully failed to bargain in good faith when it submitted its final offer to a union in new contract negotiations with a stated goal to obtain virtually unlimited “flexibility” in determining a wide range of terms and conditions of employment. The company’s final offer would have permitted it to unilaterally increase individual employees’ wages, move employees from a higher to a lower wage tier, reduce employees’ hours, alter or eliminate most benefits, and eliminate the bargaining unit entirely. The NLRB infers bad faith from the company’s proposals for a remarkably broad management-rights...

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