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The NLRB Rules “Bannering” Is Not Picketing or Otherwise Conduct Violative of Section 8(b)(4)(ii)(B) of the NLRA

By Edwin S. Hopson

In United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1506 (Eliason & Knuth of Arizona),, 355 NLRB No. 159 (2010), the National Labor Relations Board held that “bannering” by a union at locations associated with secondary employers did not constitute picketing nor was it sufficiently akin to picketing to constitute a threat or coercion within the meaning of Section 8(b)(4)(ii)(B) – secondary boycott provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.

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