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Labor Board finds D.C. streetcar operators violated cellphone policy

Posted on December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) inquiry concluded that D.C. Streetcar operators violated a no-cellphone-use policy and their firings this year were legal, The Washington Post reported.

The NLRB also found that two operators who damaged a streetcar while backing it up “failed to follow the proper procedure for moving a streetcar on the yard.” The operators were weeks away from voting to form a union, and although both operators were union supporters, their representatives failed to prove that their support was what got them fired, the board found. For the full story, click here.

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