Union Resolves NLRB Dispute Over Wal-Mart Protests

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 4:43 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board and a retail workers union reached a settlement Wednesday to resolve Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s claim that the union encouraged illegal picketing during busy holiday shopping.

The agreement puts to rest Wal-Mart's allegation that the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union used disruptive picketing in an effort to improperly force Wal-Mart to recognize it as a collective-bargaining representative.

The retailer filed charges with the NLRB in November, accusing the union's “Our Walmart” subsidiary of violating federal union law by staging the...
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