Monday, April 22, 2013

UC - willful misconduct - offensive language - labor dispute - NLRA

Arndt v. UCBR – Cmwlth. Court – March 15, 2013

Offensive comments made on picket line during labor dispute held to not be willful misconduct.  Labor dispture language is often vituperative, abuse, and inexact.  Even comments that may seem threatening are protected under the National Labor Relations Act, 29 USC sec. 151 et seq., because picket line rehtoric is not to be construed literally.