EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES – Free Speech
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409.06000 – Free Speech
Statements by school administrators regarding the progress of negotiations, including some statements which could be construed as putting the blame for salary situation on the association, were not threats of force or promise of benefit and therefore constituted protected free speech. Case contains thorough analysis of employer free speech defense; pp. 5-14.