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Back to the Salt Mines: Not a Veiled Antiunion Threat

June 30, 2022

Via: HR Hero

President Joe Biden has made clear he intends to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent initiatives under the direction of General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo are definitely in line with the administration’s pro-union regulatory agenda. Abruzzo has recently targeted what employers may communicate regarding unionization. What does this mean for our “always on” society? At what point does an employer’s personal satirical post become an illegal and actionable “union-busting” threat? A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (whose decision apply to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) has some silver linings for employers—first and foremost, a finding that not all employer communications referencing unions are actionable.

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