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Kroger Units Hit With NLRB Black Lives Matter Complaint (1)

Nov. 22, 2021, 9:45 PMUpdated: Nov. 22, 2021, 10:59 PM

Two subsidiaries of The Kroger Co. in Washington state allegedly violated federal labor law by prohibiting grocery store workers from wearing buttons and apparel showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, according to National Labor Relations Board prosecutors.

Fred Meyer Stores Inc. and Quality Food Centers barred workers from wearing the Black Lives Matter buttons and apparel, sending some home without pay if they refused, the NLRB’s Seattle regional office said in a complaint issued Nov. 19.

NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has said that workers participating in Black Lives Matter protests are protected by federal labor law. The ...

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