NLRB Judge Won't Nix Union Election Over 'Vicious' Slur

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT) -- An employer's failure to repudiate an angry outburst that allegedly included a "vicious racial epithet" against a worker who voiced union support wasn't sufficient to get the results of an election that went against a Teamster's local overturned, a National Labor Relations Board judge said Thursday.

Administrative Law Judge Michael A. Rosas recommended that four objections raised by Teamster's Local Union No. 570 to a May 31 election in which school bus drivers and monitors who worked for Durham School Services LP voted 75-62 against the union should be overruled, and the election results upheld.

Judge Rosas conceded that the election...

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