Walmart announces today a settlement before the National Labor Relations Board of its complaint about illegal picketing by the UFCW union. Businesses hate the NLRB except when it rules in their favor.

Here’s some background on picketing organized around the country on Black Friday and at other times to protest Walmart employment practices.

Walmart said in a release:

“Today the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the UFCW reached a settlement agreement that will bring the union’s unlawful tactics and disruptions towards Walmart, our associates and our customers to an end.

“We appreciate the thorough efforts of the NLRB in its investigation. Many of the union’s demonstrations and pickets used before Black Friday were illegal. As part of this agreement, the UFCW says in its letter to the board that it has no intent in ‘forcing or requiring Walmart to recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of its employees.’