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WTF, Local 5?

This article came out in the Contra Costa Times today. And I quote:

Last month, the Tams filed a complaint against the union with the National Labor Relations Board, charging it with illegal picketing. They contended that the union has picketed more than 30 days without petitioning the NLRB to become a collective bargaining representative for the stores’ employees.“The union has been picketing and boycotting to force us to unionize,” said Diana Tam.The case was scheduled for a hearing before the NLRB but the union agreed on a settlement to not picket.“We agreed to something we weren’t doing anyway,” said union spokesman Mike Henneberry. “We’re not picketing, we’re leafleting.”

WTF, dude? You agreed to something you weren’t doing? Since when? Merriam-Webster defines picket as “a person posted by a labor organization at a place of work affected by a strike; also: a person posted for a demonstration or protest.” AND you had an agreement with the NLRB to NOT picket. Yet here ya are Wednesday doing the big nasty in front of the store standing right next to the UFCW local 5 organizer with the bullhorn.My suggestion to you is to go buy yourself a dictionary, or at least a little integrity.

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September 21, 2007 - Posted by | Idiotic, Local 5, NLRB, Oakland, picket, UFCW, union, union harassment

3 Comments »

  1. Did you send a copy of the picture to the NLRB? What a bunch of D*** Heads these guys are.

    Comment by worldphotos | September 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. fyi – picketing has a tricky definition under labor law… it involves signs.

    Comment by fyi | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  3. there are 2 REALLY big signs in the picture below, at the same rally. I’d say that qualifies!

    Comment by John Underwood | September 26, 2007 | Reply


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