UNFAIR PRACTICE ISSUES; PROTECTED ACTIVITIES – Other
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The protected right to wear union buttons is not unlimited and is subject to reasonable regulation. If special circumstances exist, then the employer may be within its rights to limit or prohibit the wearing of buttons by employees; p. 4. Union had clear purposes in having employees wear buttons as it had just won a decertification election and was trying to build support among its new members; p. 20, proposed dec. Wearing of buttons not protected by first amendment.