UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES;RESTRAINT, COERCION, INTERFERENCE OR DISCRIMINATION – Union Threats; Violence
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801.05000 – Union Threats; Violence
Absent an atmosphere of intimidation and violence, mere namecalling, abusive or vulgar language, and photographing and taking of license numbers did not interfere with nonstrikers exercising their right to refrain from participating in the activities of the Association; pp. 12-14. Test is whether picket line misconduct may reasonably tend to coerce or intimidate employees in the exercise of their rights. Individual feelings are not the measure. Blocking of egress and ingress is coercive when it occurs in conjunction with an atmosphere of intimidation and violence. Isolated examples of photographing or taking license numbers were not coercive.