Daily Labor Report®

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

June 29, 2020, 9:38 PM

Richfield Hospitality, Inc., as the managing agent for four Rochester, Minn. area hotels, unlawfully engaged in “surface bargaining” from about February of 2016, unilaterally declared an impasse on the single issue of wage changes in an email to UNITE HERE, and then implemented its last best offer without the union’s consent, the NLRB ruled. The employer failed to prove that the parties were at an impasse, and its unfair labor practices impacted negotiations, the board said. However, an administrative law judge erred in finding that Richfield violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by threatening employees that union...

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