At Impasse, Labor, Mgmt. Increasingly Look To Courts

Law360, New York (October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two recent legal developments underscore what some lawyers say is an emerging trend: Disputes between labor and management are increasingly moving from the negotiating table and the picket line into the courtroom.

Though they have been around for a while, lawyers say that “corporate campaigns” — used to describe a variety of tactics used by unions that fall outside the traditional labor-management playbook to secure agreements from employers — are on the rise and could in turn lead to more lawsuits being filed by employers....
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