Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lawffice Links - SCOTUS hears "the most significant labor case in a generation.”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall.Harvard prof. Ben Sachs describes it as potentially "the most significant labor case in a generation." The question presented is:
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:

Now we just sit back and wait for the Supreme Court to drop an opinion on us.