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by News on October 25, 2011

in Compulsory Unionism, State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Christian Schappel/

The majority of a company’s employees voted against union representation, but the NLRB says they can’t kick the union out. Why? Because an angry manager made some not-so-smart comments.

A recent decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) illustrates how important it is for managers to choose their words wisely when a union rears its head.

What happened

A union was certified as the collective bargaining representative at a manufacturing plant in Alabama. Over the course of a year, union and employer reps met without coming to an agreement on a contract.

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