Kaiser Triumphs In Union Campaign Pay Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 16, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out a union's lawsuit alleging Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. illegally paid workers advocating for a rival labor group, saying shop stewards and contract specialists tasked with union representation must be provided ongoing wages.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup sided with Kaiser, agreeing that the National Union of Healthcare Workers' complaint suggests that Kaiser should supervise the union representatives to make sure their activities are limited to those in the collective bargaining agreement.

“Taken to its logical endpoint, that...
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