Ban On 'Vulgar' Union Stickers, Buttons Unlawful, NLRB Says

Law360, New York (June 3, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that AT&T Inc. units Pacific Bell Telephone Co. and Nevada Bell Telephone Co. couldn't lawfully prohibit workers from wearing buttons and stickers containing the phrase “Cut the Crap” and the abbreviation “WTF,” despite the claim they were too vulgar.

Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell — doing business as AT&T — challenged an administrative law judge's findings and argued that banning workers wearing buttons and stickers that read “WTF Where's the Fairness,” “FTW Fight to Win” and “Cut the Crap! Not My Healthcare” while on the job was OK because those buttons and stickers...

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