Supreme Court Agrees to Review NLRA Preemption Case as Requested by AGC

On October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for review supported by AGC in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174. Ready-mix concrete supplier Glacier Northwest had asked the Court to review a Washington Supreme Court decision holding that National Labor Relations Act preemption prevents the company from suing a union under state tort law for intentionally destroying company property in the course of a labor dispute. As previously reported, AGC and five other employer groups jointly submitted an amicus brief supporting the petition in June. Oral argument has not yet been scheduled.

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