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  •  This one plain as day (0+ / 0-)
    Promising benefits to employees to discourage their union support.

    Do you claim that keeping the work in the P.N.W. would not benefit workers in my local?

    Plutocracy too long tolerated leaves democracy on the auction block, subject to the highest bidder ~ Bill Moyers

    by Lefty Coaster on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 08:38:21 PM PDT

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    •  The legal question, I think, (1+ / 0-)
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      is whether locating that new line is what the NLRA considers a "benefit" to a worker.  When the NLRB uses that term, they usually talk about employee benefits.  It will be interesting to see if the courts agree with you that locating a new assembly line can legally, under the Act, be construed as the kind of "benefit" the Act prohibits being used as a bargaining chip.

      If they do, it will be a very significant decision for more than just Boeing.  

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