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Union Gets To Redo Election Due To Plant Closure Threats

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge has set aside the United Steelworkers' union election loss at Kumho Tires' Georgia plant and ordered a do-over, saying the company undermined the organizing campaign by repeatedly claiming the plant would close if workers opted to unionize.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan said Tuesday that Kumho violated the National Labor Relations Act by interfering with the election, which the union lost 136-164. Judge Amchan cited numerous examples of Kumho officials suggesting the plant would lose business or shut down if the Steelworkers won, including HR Director Jerome Miller's statement that "bad things could happen" at...

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