NLRB Challenge to Oregon ‘Captive Audience’ Law Dismissed

Oct. 13, 2020, 6:33 PM

A federal judge dismissed the National Labor Relations Board’s lawsuit challenging Oregon’s 10-year-old law that protects workers who decline to attend mandatory meetings in which employers express their views on unionization.

The NLRB failed to meet the basic requirements to show that it had the legal standing necessary to sue, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai said. In particular, the agency didn’t establish that the law caused it any harm, according to the judge’s Oct. 9 order.

The judge gave the NLRB 30 days to fix and refile its lawsuit. NLRB spokesman Edwin Egee declined to comment on whether the agency ...

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