Saturday, July 20, 2002
NLRB update: Only one case on the National Labor Relations Board's weekly summary this week: The Boeing Co. (July 10, 2002). It's somewhat dense, factually, but it comes down to this in the end: the Board affirms the dismissal of an 8(a)(5) charge, on the grounds that the company had expressed its willingness to keep talking but the union didn't take the company up on that offer and instead filed a ULP charge. In this sense, the case is related to the decision in AT&T a few days ago, dismissing 8(a)(5) charges on the basis that the union was the one that had dropped the ball. Moral of the story: don't think that you can have great success with an 8(a)(5) charge unless you've got a good showing that you tried really hard to get the company to bargain.
posted by sam 11:19 AM
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