Friday, August 30, 2013
Friend of the blog, Jon Harkavy, sent along a copy of an important Fourth Circuit case issued this week. He thinks the Blog's readers would be interested in reading it. I agree. Here is the Fourth Circuit case at issue.
WCS v. UFCW Local 27 exposes unions to "sham litigation" liability in the face of First Amendment protection for filing lawsuits. The case arises from UFCW's opposition to shopping center developments where non-union Wegmans stores are located. The Fourth Circuit's decision permits the developer to sue the union in a decision that may have a chilling effect on this type of union activity.
Could be yet another avenue through which anti-union employers harass union organizing campaigns through litigation. Stay tuned.