1st Amendment, NLRA Trump 'Union Neutrality' Law

Law360 (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 19, 2008, in a widely anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court in a 7-2 opinion authored by Justice Stevens overturned a decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and ruled that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) “unequivocally pre-empted” California's “union neutrality” law, which sought to prohibit employers who accept state funds from using those funds to deter union organizing. Chamber of Commerce v. Brown, No. 06-939 (June 19, 2008).

This decision is welcome news for employers who do business in California...
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