January 2013

California Issues Important Ruling on Labor Speech Rights of Unions on Private Property

MLRC MediaLawLetter
Linda Auerbach Allderdice
The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8. Although the ruling resolved a long-standing dispute between a supermarket owner and the labor union that picketed on private property in front of the only customer entrance to the store, the decision has wide-ranging implications for retail store owners and other commercial property interests.

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