9th Circ. Questions NLRB Illegal-Picket Finding

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit panel seemed skeptical Wednesday of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that a cleaning company legally fired workers who protested outside a job site, questioning whether janitors could ever mount a protected demonstration under the board's view of the law.

NLRB attorney Kellie Isbell argued that workers for Ortiz Janitorial Services lost the National Labor Relations Act's protest protections by urging a radio station whose offices they cleaned — but which did not directly employ them — to back their demands for higher wages and an end to on-the-job sexual harassment because they were engaged in an illegal "secondary"...

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