TITLE

Union Assurances Do Not Constitute No-Strike Pledge

PUB. DATE
January 1971
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Jan71, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The articles discusses the decision of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board concerning the interpretation of union assurances. A union's assurance that, if bargaining went satisfactorily, it would try to avoid any work stoppage was not a binding no-strike pledge. It was the board's opinion, then, that suspending them was unlawful interference. The employer granted two five per cent wage increases and agreed to bargain for an additional increase. Employees walked out, demanding a ten per cent wage increase. The employer did not meet the demands and the employees walked out. In concluding that the walkout was protected activity, the board found that the union's assurances of no further work stoppages was not a binding no-strike commitment, since it was limited by the union's control of employees.
ACCESSION #
17497553

 

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