Tuesday, October 28, 2008
TPM Election Central reported on Oct. 27, 2008, available here, that dozens of call center workers walked out rather than read a McCain script attacking Obama. Query whether these workers can be fired?
Absent some state law or contractual protections they probably can. Section 7 of the NLRA protects concerted activity for mutual aide and protection. There actions are concerted, but probably not for mutual aide and protection as their cause is political. There dispute has nothing to do with the terms and conditions of their employment.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Hat Tip: Professor Lance Compa