washingtonpost.com
Home   |   Register               Web Search: by Google
channel navigation
OnPolitics
 


OnPolitics
   SUPREME COURT/Key Cases 1997-1998


 Front
 Political News
 Elections
 The Issues
 Federal Page
 The Administration
 Congress - Governors
 Supreme Court
  Key Cases 97-98
 Today in Congress
 Polls
 Columns - Cartoons
 Live Online
 Online Extras
 Photo Galleries
 Video - Audio
PARTNERS
MSNBC

CQ

AvantGo



  Archives
   Help



Labor Unions:
Allentown Mack Sales and Services Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board

Appealed From: U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
Subject: Labor Unions

Argued: Oct. 15, 1997

Decided: Jan. 26, 1998
Vote: 9-0 (on Part I)
At Issue: The National Labor Relations Board imposes a rule against employers polling workers to test their support of an incumbent union unless the employer already has objective evidence that the union no longer has majority support. Should this rule be allowed to stand?

Decision: The justices ruled to support the NLRB rule requiring a "good-faith reasonable doubt" standard to allow employers to poll workers on their support for a union.

Read the full text of the Allentown et al. v. NLRB decision at the Findlaw Internet Legal Resources Web site. The lower court decision is also available there.

Sources: The Washington Post, Supreme Court, The United States Law Week (a Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. publication)



© Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company

Back to the top














Front | Political News | Elections | The Issues | Federal Page | Polls
Columns - Cartoons | Live Online | Online Extras | Photo Galleries | Video - Audio


  SEARCH
News       
Post Archives

Advanced Search

Politics Where
You Live


Enter state abbrev.
or ZIP code

washingtonpost.com
Home   |   Register               Web Search: by Google
channel navigation