Feds say Fred Meyer, QFC broke the law by banning BLM buttons at work – The Seattle Times

Western Washington Fred Meyer and QFC stores violated federal labor law last fall when they barred employees from wearing Black Lives Matter buttons at work, according to the National Labor Relations Board, according to the Seattle Times.

Last week’s finding by the NLRB comes just over a year after Kroger, parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, sparked a local controversy by ordering workers at Puget Sound-area stores not to wear BLM buttons to protest police violence against Black people, the story says.

The buttons had been provided by the workers union, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 21, which then filed unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB.

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