While a majority of strikes are a result of economic disagreements between union employees and their employers, a strike can also occur if an unfair labor practice claim is filed.
Regardless of whether management disagrees with the charge a union may file regarding an alleged unfair labor practice governed under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the process to investigate the merits of an unfair labor practice charge remains the same.
Listed below are several areas that should be avoided to ensure your organization minimizes its potential exposure to unfair labor practices:
Threatening plant closures if workers choose to join or form a union
Coercing workers not to join or engage in union activities
Promising extras to workers to influence their union support
Assigning difficult or dangerous work duties to discourage participation in union activities
The laws governing unfair labor practices are complex and vast. Identifying where your organization may be at risk for violating any labor laws is integral to your business success.
MADI provides labor dispute solutions to companies throughout the United States enabling them to maintain productivity despite work stoppage situations when unfair labor practice issues arise.