Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2018, 3:44 PM

NLRB Takes Closer Look at Labor Picketing

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Protesting workers may need to be extra cautious about whose hand they’re trying to force in the wake of a recent NLRB ruling that will likely affect labor advocacy in a number of industries.

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a group of subcontracted janitors were justifiably fired for picketing at the San Francisco building where they worked. The board said the workers weren’t protected by federal labor law because they were trying to convince the building’s property manager to cut ties with their employer.

Workers and their unions can picket or protest at job sites with multiple ...

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