U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Accepts Challenge to Union Law


The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a California law that bars some employers from commenting on labor organizing efforts.

The law prohibits employers that accept state money from using the funds to “assist, promote, or deter union organizing,” according to the petition for certiorari (PDF posted by SCOTUSblog).

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other petitioners contend the law deters noncoercive employer speech about union organizing, which is protected by federal labor law. They contend the state law is pre-empted by the federal statute.

The Bush administration has backed business groups in the case, Chamber of Commerce v. Brown, the Associated Press reports.

Previous:
High Court Accepts 2nd Amendm't Gun Case

Next:
Missing Movie Sex Scenes Prompt Suit


We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy. Flag comment for moderator.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.