DC Circ. Says Kroger Unit Not At Fault For Union Arrests

Law360, New York (August 1, 2017, 3:43 PM EDT) -- In strongly critical language, the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday overturned a National Labor Relations Board ruling that a unit of grocery store chain Kroger Co. violated federal labor law in a clash with union organizers, saying the board behaved more as “an advocate than an adjudicator.”

A unanimous panel, in a ruling authored by U.S. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown, reversed in part and remanded in part an NLRB decision that Kroger subsidiary Fred Meyer Stores Inc. committed unfair labor practices in an altercation with representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union that led to the arrest of the...

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