Employer's Union Aid Violates Bribery Law: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 7:57 PM EST) -- An employer who assists a union in its organization efforts can be accused of violating union neutrality rules, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday in reversing a lower court's dismissal of a dog track worker's complaint that his employer was in bed with the union.

The Eleventh Circuit determined that an employer's agreement to assist a labor union in the performance of its duties may be defined as a “thing of value” under a section of the Taft-Hartley Act designed to preclude bribery, extortion and other practices...
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