California Supreme Court to Review Ralphs Grocery Union Trespass Case

The California Supreme Court has accepted for review Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 8, a union trespassing case.  The UFCW appealed the California Court of Appeal's July 2010 decision in which the court declared unconstitutional state statutes that create barriers to injunctive relief -- the Moscone Act, Code of Civil Procedure section 527.3, and an anti-injunction statute, Labor Code section 1138.1 -- and refused to follow earlier cases that exempted unions from trespassing laws.  As a result of the California Supreme Court's agreement to review the case, the victory enjoyed by employers in the Court of Appeal's decision is, at least for now, on hold.  See Littler's blog entry and ASAP on the decision for further analysis.

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