The Burgerville Workers Union has filed an Unfair Labor Practices charge with the NLRB, after Portland workers were informed of an unwritten uniform policy that prohibits non-work related buttons. Employees wearing buttons that represent causes such as the Black Lives Matter movement, were told to remove their buttons as they are prohibited from the workplace. While this policy does not prevent the use of buttons protected by the NLRB, the union is displeased that the company did not discuss such a policy before enforcing it. Burgerville has released a statement, suggesting that this issue is not within the NLRB’s authority.
See Alex Frane, Portland Eater, September 14, 2018