NLRB Says Co. Timed Bonuses To Sway Union Election

Law360, New York (July 9, 2015, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday ordered a custodial contractor in Virginia to hold a new United Food and Commercial Workers International election after finding the unsuccessful original election was tainted by the company’s curiously timed distribution of bonus checks to some employees.

The three-member panel said that SBM Management Services, a contractor at a Merck & Co. Inc. vaccine production facility in Elkton, Virginia, failed to show a proper reason for the distribution last year of bonus pay to 11 of the 35 workers...
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