By:  Ashley S. Kircher, Esq.

It is not unusual for  employees who are represented by a labor union nonetheless to file suit in state  court for employment claims, such as wrongful termination, discrimination and so forth.  In some limited cases these lawsuits can be subject to removal to federal court and preempted by federal

By:  Ashley S. Kircher, Esq.

On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania appeals court found that 1,100 unionized Temple University Hospital employees were eligible for unemployment benefits during their month-long work stoppage in 2010.  See Temple Univ. Health Sys. v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, No. 1539 C.D. 2012 (Pa. Commw. Ct. June 4, 2013).  The

By Rachel L. Gradstein

California has enacted special labor laws that make it nearly impossible for employers to obtain injunctions against union trespass. This content-based favoritism for one form of speech raises constitutional questions, as federal courts have recognized. On December 27, 2012, however, in Ralphs Grocery Co. v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union