NLRB Wants Public To Weigh In On Muzzling 'Scabby The Rat'

Law360 (October 27, 2020, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Scabby the Rat's days may be numbered after the National Labor Relations Board asked for public input Tuesday on whether it should limit workers' rights to display the notorious symbol of labor unrest and put up large banners during certain protests.

The board asked stakeholders to weigh in on whether and how it should modify what it allows from workers in "secondary" protests aimed at businesses other than their direct employers. Current board law allows workers to display Scabby and erect large banners in secondary protests, which have fewer legal protections than protests targeting direct employers.

The board, which typically sets...

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