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  •  Probably not illegal. (2+ / 0-)
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    6412093, flitedocnm

    I'm not an expert or a lawyer, but I've been through quite a bit of this stuff and, in the view of the NLRB the "parties" to an election are the union and the company.  Illegal behavior by either can result in a re-run or invalidation of an election.  But I don't think anyone can actually tie Corker's lies to the company - especially since the company wanted a union victory.  Almost certainly his "someone at the company told me.." was just totally made up.  That being the case, he's not a party, but essentially a bystander commenting and I don't think that invalidates the election.

    "Wouldn't you rather vote for what you want and not get it than vote for what you don't want - and get it?" Eugene Debs. "Le courage, c'est de chercher la verité et de la dire" Jean Jaures

    by Chico David RN on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 08:48:45 AM PST

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    •  Several knowledgeable people have said it may be. (1+ / 0-)
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      For example:

      National Labor Relations Board expert Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, who is professor of labor at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, said Corker was trying to intimidate workers into voting against the union.

      “I’m really kind of shocked at Corker’s statement,” said Dau-Schmidt. “It’s so inconsistent with what VW has been saying and VW’s labor relations policy in general.”

      The Indiana professor also said Corker’s comments “would be grounds to set the election aside and have to run it all over again at a later date” because it could be ruled to be interfering to the point that it is against federal labor law.

      (Added emphasis is mine.)

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

      by flitedocnm on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 12:10:37 PM PST

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