Ninth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Labor Unions

Law360, New York (September 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. appeals court upheld a California law Thursday that prohibits businesses from using state funds against union organizers.

The decision, a victory for the state’s labor unions, was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and reversed earlier rulings by a district court and an appeals court panel.

“California state law says that taxpayer money should not be used by public employers or private business to influence workplace elections,” said Attorney General Bill Lockyer, who helped defend the law in...
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