• Second Circuit Refuses to Enforce NLRB Decision Against One-Button Rules
  • June 8, 2012 | Authors: Brian W. Bulger; Paul R. Garry
  • Law Firm: Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP - Chicago Office
  • Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals refused to enforce a decision of the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") that Starbucks's policy prohibiting employees from wearing more than one union button on work attire violated the National Labor Relations Act (the "Act"). The Second Circuit also disagreed with the Board's finding that Starbucks violated the Act by firing a pro-union employee who uttered obscenities in a store where members of the public were present as part of his effort to support the "rights" of employees to wear more than one pro union button.