Calif. Union-Picketing Fight May Land In US High Court

Law360, San Diego (January 2, 2013, 10:19 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court recently ruled that a labor union could picket on private property outside a Ralphs Grocery Co. store, upholding state restrictions on employer injunctions and potentially setting the stage for a U.S. Supreme Court constitutional fight over whether states can grant special free-speech rights to unions, attorneys say.

In a 6-1 decision on Dec. 27, the state high court found United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8’s picketing activities at the supermarket’s privately owned entrance area were not entitled to state constitutional...
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