NLRB Weighs Suit Over SC Secret Ballot Union Law

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board said Wednesday it was determining whether to sue South Carolina after a state measure requiring secret ballots for organizing unions went into effect a day earlier.

The legislation, approved by voters in November, amends the South Carolina Constitution to guarantee an individual's right to vote by secret ballot to authorize a labor organization to represent employees.

The NLRB argues that the legislation — and similar measures in Utah, Arizona and South Dakota — preempt the National Labor Relations Act.

Though it...
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