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Hotel’s Union Purge Violated Federal Labor Law, NLRB Rules

Jan. 27, 2021, 7:03 PM

A luxury hotel in Los Angeles violated federal labor law by refusing to rehire 150 union workers after a lengthy renovation, the NLRB said in a ruling that could cost the hotel millions in backpay and benefit contributions.

The National Labor Relations Board upheld an administrative law judge’s ruling that Hotel Bel-Air used the renovation project to unlawfully eject the Unite Here affiliate that represented its workers. In addition to not rehiring union workers, the hotel also refused to recognize and bargain with the union and unilaterally changed workers’ employment conditions, the board said Jan. 25.

Although the NLRB lacks...

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