NLRB Approves Union's Gifts To Striking Wal-Mart Workers

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 7:41 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board concluded in a recent advice memorandum that the United Food & Commercial Workers union didn't violate federal labor law when it offered $50 gift cards to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers who agreed to go on strike on Black Friday 2012.

The NLRB memo, issued by the agency's division of advice and dated Nov. 15, tackled allegations that the union had run afoul of the National Labor Relations Act by making threatening or coercive statements and by offering gift cards to workers...
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