Whether an employer and union may violate § 302 [of the Labor-Management Relations Act] by entering into an agreement under which the employer exercises its freedom of speech by promising to remain neutral to union organizing, its property rights by granting union representatives limited access to the employer’s property and employees, and its freedom of contract by obtaining the union’s promise to forego its rights to picket, boycott, or otherwise put pressure on the employer’s business?Sounds complicated, so I baked some Lawffice Links to help sort things out:
- SCOTUSblog has a nice argument preview: Unite or disunite - another roadblock to union organizing and collective bargaining.
- How big is this case? Even the NYT is on it: Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices (featuring the Sachs quote above).
- Let's not forget the transcripts from the oral arguments.
- Sachs and fellow Harvard prof. Jack Goldsmith have a blog called On Labor, with extensive coverage of the case and arguments.
- Reuters also chimed in with coverage of the arguments: Supreme Court weighs employer-union organizing deals.
Now we just sit back and wait for the Supreme Court to drop an opinion on us.