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Verizon Wireless Must Reinstate Fired Union Activist

June 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

Verizon Wireless must reinstate and compensate a union activist the company fired for alleged dishonesty, the National Labor Relations Board concluded (Cellco P’ship, 2017 BL 197670, 365 N.L.R.B. No. 93, 6/9/17).

The ruling shows an employer defending a disciplinary action can be stymied by evidence that its managers have been inconsistent in punishing other employees.

The board upheld the finding of an administrative law judge who concluded that Cellco Partnership, which does business as Verizon Wireless, targeted Bianca Cunningham because of her history of organizing for the Communications Workers of America and her effort to advise a sales ...