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NLRB Exonerates ExxonMobil Subsidiary of Labor Law Violations (1)

Sept. 28, 2020, 11:01 PMUpdated: Sept. 29, 2020, 1:51 PM

An ExxonMobil subsidiary complied with federal labor law when it handled multiple divisive issues with a union representing lab researchers by unilaterally amending the labor contract, subcontracting out union work, and negotiating over a new agreement.

An all-Republican three-member National Labor Relations Board panel overturned a ruling against ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company Inc., clearing the company of all seven violations that an administrative law judge found in a June 2019 decision.

The NLRB appeared to give the ExxonMobil unit the benefit of the doubt on judgment calls in Monday’s ruling that the career NLRB judge saw as going the ...