States, Unions Weigh In On High Court's Class Waiver Case

By Braden Campbell (August 16, 2017, 4:43 PM EDT) -- States, unions and advocacy groups filed briefs Wednesday in a U.S. Supreme Court case that will decide whether employers can make workers give up their rights to take group legal action, urging the justices to agree with the National Labor Relations Board policy that federal labor law bars such deals.

The amici, which include the AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union and a group of 17 states, argued that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which guarantees workers' rights to engage in collective action, blocks employers from requiring that work-related claims be brought in individual arbitration despite the Federal...

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