The aforementioned NAM Challenge to the persuader rule was filed in the District Court for Arkansas which falls within the jurisdiction of 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals.  That same court by a 2-1 decision rendered just weeks ago, upheld an NLRB ruling against a Jimmy John’s franchisee in Minnesota who fired six workers for participating in a campaign where the workers hung posters around the shop suggesting that customers couldn’t visually differentiate between their sandwiches made by sick versus healthy Jimmy John workers.  Ostensibly, the campaign sought to highlight and effect changes to the franchisee’s sick leave policies, but it was also tied to a multi-year failed effort by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to organize workers at the ten stores the franchisee owns.