Can you still hold anti-union 'captive audience' meetings?

For 75 years, U.S. organizations have been free to gather their employees to explain their view on unionization. Such "captive audience" meetings have been a key part of employers' efforts to block union organizing in their workplaces.

But the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel recently issued a memo arguing that such meetings--and even simple one-on-one conversations during work--are unlawfully coercive. Going forward, the general counsel suggests that employers must make clear that employees' attendance is truly voluntary.

The impact? This memo does NOT make these meetings unlawful... yet. But it does signal that the NLRB will be looking for a test case to...

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