No Repercussions for Property Damage Incited by Union Officials
In the case of Glacier Northwest v. Teamsters Local 174, it’s been argued that the union officials behind the strike should be able to walk away scot-free from the fact that they encouraged intentional damage to property. This comes to around $100,000 in damages, but the Washington Supreme Court is siding with the union officials, arguing that, because the damage was done during a strike, it’s a perfectly legitimate tactic to use to bargain for what they want.
In Fox News, National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix wrote an Op-Ed piece about this issue. Here’s a snippet of what he says:
As flagrant as immunity from property damage lawsuits might seem, the exemption in Glacier is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to special union boss legal privileges. As the National Right to Work Foundation argued in an amicus brief, the Justices should use the opportunity to reexamine the vast landscape of union-only legal carve-outs that harm businesses and individual workers alike.
This is only one example of things union bosses can get away with that we can’t. Be sure to read the full article by going here.
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