June 1, 2023

ACS Statement in Response to SCOTUS Decision in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Teamsters

Nancy Rodriguez, media@acslaw.org

Washington, DC – In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Teamsters, the American Constitution Society (ACS) released the following statements:

“Using the facts alleged by the employer, the Court dangerously opines on the propriety of the union's conduct in the strike, engaging with questions that Congress intended the National Labor Relations Board to address,” said ACS President Russ Feingold. “The Court’s decision threatens to undermine the very uniformity in labor policy that Congress sought by creating the Board. It is yet another example of the Court declaring itself wiser and more powerful than Congress.”

“As Justice Jackson rightfully pointed out in her dissent, this case exemplifies the very reasons that Congress created the National Labor Relations Board,” said ACS Director of Policy and Program Elizabeth Binczik. “The majority struck a blow to workers and risks weakening the right to strike more broadly.”


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