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NLRB Reinforces Right to Wear Union Insignia, Discuss Unions

February 19, 2021


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently upheld workers’ right to wear union symbols and discuss union matters in the workplace, with certain exceptions.

Employers may not impose broad bans on union insignia except under “special circumstances,” the NLRB ruled in two related decisions that affirmed the agency’s long-standing position.

In a separate case, the NLRB decreed that an employer may not prohibit union-related conversations on the job when it allows employees to discuss other nonwork topics, but the agency upheld rules prohibiting workers from disparaging the company.

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