U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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Oral Argument Date

September 12, 2005


Case Updates


December 05, 2005

The Seventh Circuit held that a Milwaukee County ordinance is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. This decision reverses a lower court ruling upholding the Milwaukee County ordinance.

U.S. Chamber addresses federal preemption of county “peace agreement”

April 19, 2005

In this federal labor law preemption case, NCLC urged the Seventh Circuit to reverse a lower court decision upholding a county ordinance which requires certain County-paid patient transport and patient care contractors to enter into labor peace agreements. Contractors covered by the ordinance were required to provide the union with employees’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers and to give the union reasonable access to the workplace for the purpose of providing union information. The ordinance impermissibly interferes with the federal scheme for regulating the union organizing process.

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