NLRB Rejects L.A. Times’ Claims Against Press Union

Law360, New York (March 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has struck down an attempt by the Los Angeles Times to prevent the newspaper’s press operators from joining a union.

In a March 16 opinion, NLRB hearing officer Jessica Toton rejected four allegations by The Times that union advocates bullied, misled and threatened press operators during the Jan. 6 secret-ballot election, in which the workers narrowly voted to join the Graphics Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Toton concluded that the union should be certified as the collective-bargaining representative...
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