Posts tagged Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Should Union-Backed Fraud Be Legal?
October 11, 2022 // Last week, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued rulings in cases brought by the Freedom Foundation alleging that government unions forged public employees’ signatures on membership agreements in order to continue deducting dues from their pay. Perhaps the most egregious of the decisions is found in Zielinski v. SEIU 503, in which SEIU forged Mr. Zielinski’s signature twice on two separate dues authorizations. These decisions essentially authorize government-employee unions to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME by engaging in state-sanctioned fraud.
California tribal casino workers could be one step closer to unionizing under new ruling
May 23, 2022 // Although the tribe has rights as a sovereign government, “there is no sovereign immunity to arbitration because a party is only obligated to arbitrate when that party agreed to arbitrate, as Sycuan did” when it signed the TLRO, Judge Milan Smith said in the 3-0 ruling. He said all disputed issues, including the tribe’s claim that the agreement conflicts with federal labor law, must be referred to arbitration.