Union Suit Would Force Spying On Workers, Kaiser Says

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 5:53 PM EST) -- California-based Kaiser Permanente's hospital and insurance units asked a federal judge Thursday to end a union lawsuit alleging it illegally paid workers advocating for a rival labor group, saying it would have to spy on employees to ensure they weren't campaigning while on the clock.

The Kaiser units, which are accused of breaching a Taft-Hartley Act section restricting employer compensation to union members seeking to represent the company's staffers, say a ban on such payments would force them to engage in "continuous surveillance" that would violate...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.