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April 7, 2022, 3:02 PMUpdated: April 7, 2022, 4:44 PM

NLRB Top Attorney Takes Aim at Company Anti-Union Meetings (1)

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said she would seek to ban mandatory anti-union meetings in the workplace, declaring war on employers’ principal tool to thwart unions.

Abruzzo said in a memo to regional directors Thursday that anti-union meetings “inherently involve an unlawful threat that employees will be disciplined or suffer other reprisals if they exercise their protected right not to listen to such speech.”

“I believe that the NLRB case precedent, which has tolerated such meetings, is at odds with fundamental labor-law principles, our statutory language, and our congressional mandate,” Abruzzo wrote. “Based thereon, I plan to ...

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