EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION, EMPLOYER CONDUCT AFFECTING ORGANIZING, UNION ACCESS; SOLICITATION, AND OTHER UNION RIGHTS – Display of Union Insignia
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401.07000 – Display of Union Insignia
Absent special circumstances, firefighters have the statutorily protected right under the MMBA to wear public safety uniform apparel (t-shirts and caps) bearing the union logo while on duty; a “no union logo” blanket policy is unlawful because it interferes with firefighters in the exercise of their right to participate in the activities of an employee organization of their own choosing for the purpose of representation on all matters of employer-employee relations.