Dec 19, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a case dealing with the right of unions and employers to negotiate neutrality agreements for union organizing campaigns.
The case, Mulhall v. UNITE HERE Local 355, was brought by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, and stemmed from a neutrality agreement in place at a Florida casino, Mardi Gras Gaming.
The Supreme Court heard arguments, but determined that the case should be returned to the lower court, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the case means that neutrality agreements can continue to be negotiated, though they may be challenged in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, where a challenge to them was upheld.