In an Advice Memorandum released to the public in March 2018 (which had been issued internally in August 2017 before the current General Counsel took the reins for management of that office), the NLRB Office of the General Counsel, Division of Advice, opined that an employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA by discharging employees who willfully chose to be absent from work without permission to participate in “Day Without Immigrants” demonstrations. The employees had chosen to miss scheduled work and “strike” to protest President Trump’s positions on immigration. The Division of Advice, then still operating on the principles espoused by General Counsel Richard Griffin, came to an unsurprising opinion that the strike was protected concerted activity and therefore that the discharges violated the NLRA. Underpinning the opinion was the somewhat shaky determination that the strike had a direct relationship to terms and conditions of work. The Division determined that the strike, in part, was in response to sudden increased immigration raids in workplaces, and thus a workplace issue. But the Division of Advice apparently missed what many would consider to be the determinative fact ‐‐ that the employer had no direct power to influence the immigration raiding policies of the federal government and thus the activity was not directed at terms and conditions of employment within the bargaining obligations of the NLRA, but instead was directed at national immigration law policy. The opinion was consistent with the views of former General Counsel Griffin, who, in a well‐publicized guidance regarding employer workplace rules and policies, essentially asserted that concerted political activities are inherently related to working conditions and therefore protected concerted activities. It is not at all clear that current General Counsel Robb will agree.