On Thursday, the Supreme Court delivered a blow to unions after members of the Teamsters damaged property in an organized strike against Galcier Northwest.
The decision, where the majority ruled 8-1 in Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174, is the latest set of rulings that has undermined liberal causes with liberal justices defecting to the conservative side.
The National Right to Work Foundation celebrated the victory, saying that the Teamsters were attempting to get ‘special legal powers’ to be immune from property damage during union strikes.
In an 8-1 ruling today inGlacier Northwest v. Teamsters, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt to expand union bosses’ special legal powers to include immunity from state lawsuits over deliberate property damage perpetrated during union strike actionshttps://t.co/jJvXbYriMt
— National Right To Work Foundation (@RightToWork) June 1, 2023
The organization said that there is still a long way to go in holding union bosses accountable, however.
“The issue in Glacier Northwest, however, represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to union bosses’ special legal privileges – especially concerning the powers union officials have over rank-and-file workers,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said in a statement.
The Teamsters will now have to pay $100,000 in damages to Glacier Northwest due to a strike that caused significant amounts of concrete to go bad after workers refused to deliver it as part of a work stoppage.
Justice Amy Comey Barrett delivered the opinion for the majority while newly appointed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was the lone dissenter.
Further decisions should be issued by the Supreme Court in the coming weeks regarding Affirmative Action and LGBT issues.
The Daily Caller Reports–
The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday against union bosses seeking to avoid liability in state court for deliberately damaging property as part of a strike.
SCOTUS rejected the argument made by the Teamsters unions in Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174 that the union should be granted immunity under the National Labor Relations Act (NRLA) from a lawsuit filed by Washington-based concrete company Glacier Northwest. Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered the opinion of the court and Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson was the lone dissenter.
The decision is a victory for right-to-work advocates, who argue for worker freedom from mandatory union dues and other coercive practices. The National Right to Work Foundation filed an amicus brief in the case in support of Glacier Northwest.