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Labor Law by David E. Strecker

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© 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Chapter 8
Unfair Labor Practice 
Proceedings
We have discussed (beginning in Chapter 3, in the section “Unfair Labor
Practices”) the various unfair labor practice charges that may be led. Now we
will briey discuss the procedure by which these matters are resolved and what
your role might be.
The Charge
Much like in the case of a labor election, the process starts with a single piece of
paper led with the Board: the unfair labor practice charge. An example of this
document can be found in Appendix 10.
The Investigation
Although anyone can le a charge—union, employee, or company—we will
couch our discussion in terms of the union ling a charge against the company,
the most common scenario. After the charge is led, the Board will notify the
company of the ling of the charge and ask for a response within a set period of
time. e Board will also ask the company to make witnesses available for inter-
view by a Board agent on company premises who will take an adavit from them.
Whether you are willing to do this or not depends on numerous factors, but I
usually cooperate.

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