The Supreme Court struck down a California regulation Wednesday that allowed union organizers to access agricultural farm workers on private property, ruling that it violated the 5th and 14th Amendments.
The court voted 6-3 against the 1975 regulation that required agricultural employers to allow union organizers onto their property to talk to the workers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In clash between private property rights and pro-union interests, the Supreme Court invalidates a California regulation that requires agricultural employers to allow union organizers onto their property to speak with workers. SCOTUS says the regulation violates the 5th Amendment.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 23, 2021
The state Agricultural Labor Relations Act granted collective-bargaining rights to farmworkers who were not included in union-organizing protection under the National Labor Relations Act.
The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board granted union organizers blanket authorization to meet with workers on employer property during nonwork hours.
The court ruled that the regulation violated growers’ private property rights.
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