Arizona: Labor suing Arizona over citizen approval of union changes

Tue, May 10 2011 — Source: Verde Independent

Claiming preemption by federal law, the National Labor Relations Board filed suit Friday to void a voter-approved state constitutional amendment spelling out that unions can be formed in Arizona only by secret ballot. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, says the measure mandating elections by affected workers would eliminate the option that now exists for employers to recognize a union without having an election. That, according to attorneys for the NLRB, runs afoul of federal law.

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