Supreme Court drops major labor organizing case

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    In a surprise move, Supreme Court justices today rejected hearing the case of Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall, a major case involving whether certain union organizing campaigns that involve agreements between labor leaders and employers are tantamount to bribery. The decision leaves intact a lower court ruling on the issue.

    In a one-sentence notice, the justices dismissed the case as "improvidently granted," meaning they shouldn't have agreed to hear it in the first place. Legal analysts had earlier noted that it was not clear that the plaintiffs had the proper standing to bring the case to the high court.

    The decision leaves intact an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found that a union's deal with a Florida business to get the contact information for its employees violated labor law since the names and addresses were a "thing of value" to the union.

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