Employer Not Liable for Calling Police on Union Activists

Dec. 18, 2018, 10:53 PM

A laundry and linen company didn’t interfere with its employees’ right to engage in collective activity when it called the police to remove union activists leafleting near its facility, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held.

The decision reverses the National Labor Relations Board which concluded that ImageFIRST Uniform Rental Service Inc. interfered with employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

The facility general manager couldn’t eject the leafleters from a public road near the facility, Judge Robert E. Cowen wrote for the court.

But the manager could ask police to remove the activists because they ...

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