Supreme Court to hear key labor case involving ‘neutrality agreements’

Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall could set precedent moving forward

Could a recent popular strategy to unionize workers be grinding to a halt? A Supreme Court hearing on Nov. 13 could reshape the modern labor landscape, potentially turning illegal a common labor tactic that has led to the unionization of hundreds of thousands of workers.

The strategy involves having a company sign a “neutrality agreement,” in which an employer agrees not to oppose any unionization efforts by its workforce. Major labor organizations, such as the Service Employees International Union and the Unite Here hotel workers union according to The New York Times, are able to take these agreements and more easily talk with employees, sometimes even on company property.

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