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NLRB Says Guard's Heated Chat Cost Her Labor Law Defense

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has agreed with an administrative law judge's finding that an Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. security guard wasn't wrongly disciplined when she was given a verbal warning after a heated conversation with a co-worker about the removal of a water cooler.

The NLRB on Tuesday backed Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas' May 2017 finding that the company didn't flout the National Labor Relations Act when it issued a warning to union steward Jamie Amaral. The board agreed that, even though Amaral engaged in protected union activity by bringing complaints over a water cooler's removal, she lost the NLRA's...

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