Worker Advocate Files Amicus Brief in Support of Idaho Ban on Discriminatory Project Labor Agreements
Union bosses seek to protect power to discriminate against nonunion workers
Boise, ID (June 27, 2012) – Staff attorneys from the nation's premier advocate for workers who suffer from the abuses of compulsory unionism have filed an amicus curie brief in support of an Idaho law prohibiting state and local government agencies from imposing so-called project labor agreements (PLAs) that require unionized workers for public projects.
National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys filed the brief today in federal appeals court.
The "Open Access to Work Act" prohibits Idaho and all state governmental units from entering into taxpayer-funded contracts that require union-only workers.
Two building and construction unions challenged the law in U.S. District Court. The lower court's decision regarding the matter is now being appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.