Law.com (03/23/12) Cynthia Foster
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board mandate that companies hang a poster in lunch and break rooms notifying workers of their right to join a union and bargain collectively is being viewed by some management-side attorneys as a headache. The notice may spur questions from workers, and management may not respond appropriately to those questions, because much of the U.S. management force is “unsophisticated” when it comes to labor relations, says employment law attorney Fred Alvarez. A questionable response from management could be viewed as anti-union speech and trigger an unfair labor investigation. The poster is scheduled to be hung in most workplaces on April 30.