Feds should butt out of Whole Foods dispute over BLM gear

Can you picture if the federal authorities advised a personal retail business, that they’re permitted

Can you picture if the federal authorities advised a personal retail business, that they’re permitted to ban political speech by staff members even though on the occupation, but they have to make an exception for all those that want to have on a “MAGA” t-shirt? Or an, “All Lives Matter” hat?

Can you imagine wanting the government to at any time have that authority? I can’t and I don’t.  So, why does the authorities feel they can inform a private retailer they can ban political speech or slogans from personnel at the function place, but they need to make an exception for the slogan, “Black Lives Matter”?  This isn’t about the guidance or opposition to “Black Life Matter”.  This about the rights of a non-public business and a enormous above-reach from an arm of the federal govt. 

Full Foodstuff Market, the mega organic and natural grocery chain is in a authorized fight with the Nationwide Labor Relations Board, a federal company “vested with the electric power to safeguard employees’ legal rights to manage and to ascertain whether to have unions as their bargaining consultant. The company also functions to prevent and cure unfair labor practices committed by non-public sector businesses and unions.” (nlrb.gov)

The saga started in 2020, when a group of workforce sued immediately after remaining banned and threatened with termination if they continued to flout the company policy prohibiting “employees from putting on apparel with noticeable slogans, messages, or logos exhibiting statements not connected to the company.” The staff had worn and wished to continue on to wear “BLM” or “Black Lives Matter” attire even though on the career.  The NLRB claims Total Meals broke federal labor legislation by not allowing for, incredibly particularly, the “Black Lives Matter” slogan on masks or garments. 

My initial dilemma is, why is the NLRB concerned in this?

My 2nd problem is, is any a person else anxious that the federal govt is dictating to private business not only “if” they can have a costume code for workforce, but “what” that costume code can be?