Recognition Picketing Law and Legal Definition

Recognition picketing is to picketing to obtain the employer's recognition of the union as the bargaining representative of its employees. Such picketing seeks to persuade or coerce an employer to recognize a union as the bargaining agent of his employees. Recognition picketing is subject to certain restrictions under the 1959 amendments to the National Labor Relations Act.

They make an unfair labor practice of picketing or threatening to picket for recognition or organizing purposes:

  1. If the employer has lawfully recognized another union and a question of representation may not appropriately be raised; or
  2. If a valid representation election was held within the preceding twelve months; or
  3. Picketing has been conducted for more than thirty days without an election petition's having been filed.