Nurses Union SLAPPed for Speaking About Safety Issues
In 1996, medical services provider Beverly Enterprises sued a nurses union in Pennsylvania for malicious defamation in the publication of fliers and radio statements about safety issues and the ongoing labor dispute between the union and the medical services company.
The NLRB, in advising that the suit constituted an enjoinable unfair labor practice, wrote that the employer “has failed to present the Board with evidence that shows his lawsuit raises genuine issues of material fact, i.e. prima facie evidence of each clause of action alleged.”
SeeNLRB Advice Memorandum, Beverly Enterprises-Pennsylvania, Case 6-CA-28130-(1-3).