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NLRB Ban on Secondary Picketing Won’t Get Full 9th Circuit Look

Sept. 11, 2020, 7:45 PM

A federal appeals court in San Francisco rejected a union’s request to reconsider an earlier ruling that blocked it from encouraging a company’s employees to stop working to give it leverage in its labor dispute with a different business.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied an Iron Workers affiliate’s bid for an en banc rehearing of a three-judge panel’s October ruling without explanation. That earlier decision upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s 2017 finding that the union violated federal labor law by engaging in a secondary boycott that enmeshed a neutral employer in a labor ...