“Salting” is an organizing tactic in which union supporters seek employment at a non-union employer with the goal of organizing the workforce once hired. For many years, unions used salts as an effective tool to organize non-union workforces, particularly in the construction industry. In 2007, the NLRB issued two decisions (both by 3-to-2 margins), which limited the effectiveness of salts. Last week, the office of the NLRB’s General Counsel issued two Memoranda to its Regional Offices that provide insight into how the NLRB will investigate and litigate salting cases under the  new standards.

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