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8 ABA Journal Union articles.

Scabby the Rat receives a reprieve from the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a union didn’t violate the law when it displayed a 12-foot inflatable Scabby the Rat on public property near the entrance of an RV trade show in Indiana.

Property rights group notches another SCOTUS victory in ruling against agricultural unions

A California regulation allowing union organizers to access private property of employers is a physical taking requiring just compensation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision Wednesday.

Little-known chapter of labor history is illuminated in union attorney’s new book

When Mark A. Torres was researching his first novel, A Stirring in the North Fork, he came across a piece of local history that he'd never known. Starting during the labor shortages of World War II, Long Island, New York, had been home to dozens of camps for several decades, some of which kept migrant workers in deplorable—and often deadly—conditions.

Can businesses require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Employment lawyers are beginning to field questions from employers about whether they can require workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

SCOTUS will decide whether allowing union access to property is unconstitutional taking

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether allowing union organizers to access private property for part of the year amounts to a physical taking of property that violates the Fifth Amendment.

Should Scabby the giant inflatable rat be barred from some union protests? NLRB seeks input

The National Labor Relations Board is seeking briefs on whether it should limit union workers’ right to use Scabby the giant inflatable rat at some protests over the use of…

Afternoon Briefs: Oklahoma top court won’t block Trump rally; cop union loses bid to destroy records

Oklahoma’s top court refuses to block Trump rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to block a campaign rally Friday for President Donald Trump that is scheduled for Saturday in Tulsa,…

Federal judge reluctantly upholds reinstatement of engineer who defecated on train connector

A railroad engineer who defecated on a knuckle connecting train cars must get his job back as a result of an arbitration board decision, a federal judge has reluctantly ruled.