Employers Must Bargain With Union Before Discipline: NLRB

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 4:08 PM EST) -- Employers must give unions bargaining opportunities before enforcing any discretionary discipline on its unionized employees, the National Labor Relations Board said in a decision issued Wednesday, but declined to apply the new rule in a case against Alan Ritchey Inc.

Noting that it had made virtually no comment on prediscipline bargaining standards in the past, the board ruled that unions have to be informed of discretionary employee suspensions, demotions or terminations that are made on a case-by-case basis before they are implemented.

The ruling came after...
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