Before 1959, when this prohibition was added to the NLRA, the typical “hot cargo” or “hot goods” clause provided that employees would not be required by their employer to handle or work on goods or materials going to or coming from an employer designated by the union as “unfair.” Such goods, known as “hot cargo” goods, gave Section 8(e) its popular name. These clauses commonly happened in collective bargaining agreements in the construction and trucking industries.
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