In-N-Out Must Allow 'Fight For $15' Buttons, NLRB Says

Law360, New York (March 22, 2017, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Employees at In-N-Out Burger Inc. can’t be prohibited from wearing union buttons supporting the “Fight for $15” campaign to increase minimum wages, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday, ordering the fast-food chain to revise its national uniform policy to allow for such insignia.

In a unanimous ruling, the three-member NLRB panel concluded that the In-N-Out restaurant in Austin, Texas, violated the National Labor Relations Act by enforcing a rule that prevented employees from wearing unauthorized buttons or other insignia while on duty and instructing employee Brad Crowder to remove his “Fight for $15” button.

The panel also determined that a...

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