A union’s gift of free hams on the eve of an NLRB-conducted election did not influence the outcome, a union victory, the National Labor Relations Board has determined. Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., 08-CA-164447 (July 8, 2016).

The union had distributed holiday hams to eligible voters five or six days prior to the election. After

The National Labor Relations Board has unanimously set aside a union’s representation election victory because of threats by a former employee who, the Board decided, had “apparent authority” to speak for the union. See Bellagio, LLC, 359 NLRB No. 128 (May 31, 2013).

The employer operates a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.