|Feb. 23, 2017 | www.fisherphillips.com|
For the first time in American labor law history, a jury found that a union defamed and disparaged an employer while waging a bitter organizing campaign, costing the union at least $5.3 million. The September 6 jury award spells bad news for aggressive unions, and provides a blueprint for those employers wishing to hold unions accountable for underhanded organizing tactics.
As is its usual custom, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will kick off its 2016 term on the first Monday of October. While recent years have seen highly anticipated and equally controversial workplace law matters decided by the Court, the coming session has not yet shaped up to be a blockbuster term. With the Court stuck at eight members, the justices seem hesitant to take on matters of significant importance at the current time.