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Memo Suggests Labor Board Could Target Indoor Picketing

Aug. 16, 2018, 7:47 PM

The NLRB general counsel’s office wants to bring a test case challenging a union’s “indoor picketing” during a strike at a medical facility, according to a March 30 agency memorandum released Aug. 15.

Associate General Counsel Jayme L. Sophir wrote for the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice that SEIU Healthcare 1199NW sent five to eight people with picket signs into the lobby of a Washington state hospice. Although the group wasn’t loud or disorderly, Sophir wrote that the board should be given an opportunity to decide whether indoor picketing is so disruptive that it restrains or coerces employees ...