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NLRB, UFCW, and Wal-Mart: A Tale of Two Hours’ Time

Yesterday, at precisely 5:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced by press release that it was authorizing complaints against Wal-Mart at the behest of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).

Setting aside the fact that the announcement comes just a week before the UFCW plans to picket the retailer, something more questionable caught our eye. The UFCW’s press release heralding the NLRB’s move came two hours before the NLRB’s announcement at 3:05 EST:

The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers’ rights.

We’re left guessing, who leaked the news to the UFCW?

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