NLRB Files Complaint Against Westin

Law360, New York (February 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board has accused the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel of discriminating against union workers by suspending them for wearing union buttons.

In July 2006, the Westin announced a policy prohibiting employees from wearing union buttons and/or insignia. On three days in July and August, the hotel allegedly told workers to remove their union buttons and threatened them with discipline unless they complied, the NLRB said.

The hotel then suspended at least 26 employees, who were members of UNITE HERE Local 11, for...
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