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Law Profs Want NLRB To Propose 'Captive Meetings' Rule

Law360, New York (January 19, 2016, 3:47 PM EST) -- More than 100 law professors have asked the National Labor Relations Board to introduce a rule allowing unions to hold work-day meetings on an employer’s private property if that employer holds a “captive-audience meeting” with employees to address a union drive.

The current arrangement — in which companies can require workers to attend meetings to hear management’s views on unionization, but unions can be barred from holding their own meetings on company property — is non-democratic, the professors said Friday. They noted that the problem has persisted for 50 years, since the NLRB rejected a union’s meeting request in a case...

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