Should unions be banned from using inflatable animals?

Should unions be banned from using inflatable animals?

A relatively new memo from the Trump administration’s National Labor Relations Board takes aim directly at inflatable animals used by labor unions in strike-related demonstrations. While the current NLRB argues that the inflatables are “coercive,” labor unions broadly disagree. What do you think?


Extended interview with David Jarvis:


Citations:

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