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NLRB: Employees' Paid Sick Leave Campaign Protected

The National Labor Relations Board in MikLin Enterprises, Inc., 361 N.L.R.B. No. 27 (8/21/14), ruled that the employer, a franchisee of the Jimmy John's sandwich shops, violated the National Labor Relations Act by disciplining employees for participating with the Industrial Workers of the World in a publicity campaign to obtain paid sick leave. The campaign involved placing posters in and near the employer's stores that displayed side-by-side pictures of two sandwiches with one described as being made by healthy worker and the other by a sick worker. The posters stated further: "Can't Tell the Difference? That's too bad because Jimmy John's workers don't get paid sick days. Shoot, we can't even call in sick. We hope your immune system is ready because you are about to take the sandwich test . . . . Help Jimmy John's workers win sick days." In concluding that the employees were engaged in protected activity under the Act, the Board cited that the posters were "directly linked to an ongoing labor dispute" and "did not constitute disloyalty or reckless disparagement as previously defined by Board and court precedent."


http://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-18-22-2014

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