Kiewit Workers Didn't Threaten Violence: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that the National Labor Relations Board was correct to reinstate two workers who were fired after they allegedly threatened a supervisor with violence.

Two members of the three-judge panel refuted Kiewit Power Constructors Co.'s contentions that the NLRB abused its discretion by reinstating the former Kiewit electricians, and that the place and nature of the employees' threats should preclude their reinstatement.

The NLRB reinstated the employees on the ground that their threats were figures of speech made in the...
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