In Hawaii Tribune, the NLRB has invited interested parties to file amicus briefs addressing the scope of employee witness statements that the Board has previously ruled employers do not have to furnish upon request to unions. In both Anheuser-Busch, Inc., and Fleming Cos., the Board said that the duty to furnish information did not include the duty to furnish witness statements themselves. In the current case, a newspaper reporter was terminated after an investigation. The union requested all information provided by employee witnesses who were interviewed. Consistent with Board precedent, the employer furnished only the reporter's discharge letter and personnel files. According to the Board, "precedent does not clearly define the scope of the category of 'witness statements.'" Whenever the current Board seeks amicus briefs, you can bet that the decision will be unfavorable to the employer.