NLRB Sues Ariz. Over Union Secret Ballot Amendment

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board sued Arizona in federal court on Friday to overturn an amendment to the state constitution that purportedly prohibits employees from using the so-called card check method of unionizing.

Arizona's amendment, passed in November, violates the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution because it conflicts with federal labor law, the NLRB said. The amendment requires any group of employees that wants to unionize to conduct a secret ballot vote, and implicitly disallows the method in which employees sign cards indicating their willingness...
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