Monday, January 7, 2019

Leggett & Platt, Inc.

The Board adopted the Administrative Law Judge’s conclusions that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(5) and (1) by withdrawing recognition from the Union without objective evidence that the Union had lost majority support of unit employees under Levitz Furniture Co. of the Pacific, 333 NLRB 717 (2001).  The Board further found that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(5) and (1) by making several unilateral changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment after it unlawfully withdrew recognition from the Union.  Finally, the Board affirmed the judge’s conclusion that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(1) when a supervisor unlawfully provided aid to the decertification petition filed after the withdrawal of recognition.  

Charges filed by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), AFL-CIO.  Administrative Law Judge Andrew S. Gollin issued his decision on October 2, 2017.  Chairman Ring and Members McFerran and Kaplan participated.

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