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Loparex, LLC v. NLRB, 09-2187

Decision by the National Labor Relations Board to order petitioner-manufacturing company to cease and desist engaging in a number of unfair labor practices against its employees in their efforts to unionize the workforce and to take several affirmative steps to remedy its past violations is enforced in its entirety where: 1) the company violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act when, against a backdrop of a corporate policy that permitted employees to use the bulletin boards for a variety of non-work purposes, it shut off access in response to union organizing activity; 2) company restriction on union organizing in the company parking lot constituted an unfair labor practice under section 8(a)(1); 3) company's prohibition on passing out union buttons was overbroad.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/03/2009
  • Decided 12/31/2009
  • Published 12/31/2009

Judges

  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and WOOD and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert W. Chester, National Labor Relations Board, Minneapolis, MN, Heather S. Beard, Attorney (argued), Linda J. Dreeben, Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard L. Marcus, Attorney (argued), Tobias E. Schlueter, Attorney, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, IL, for Respondent.
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