NJ High Court To Mull Mandatory Furloughs For Union Labor

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 7:36 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Monday agreed to hear an appeal brought by coalition of labor unions trying to revive claims that three boroughs violated employment laws by placing workers on mandatory furloughs without first negotiating the terms of the cutbacks with union representatives.

In an order dated Monday and released Thursday, New Jersey’s high court granted certification to several labor unions, including chapters of the AFL-CIO and Communications Workers of America, which filed disputes with the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission against the...
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