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CDW Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Communities from Union Destruction of Property

Washington, DC – On November 8, 2022, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in Glacier Northwest, calling on the Court to affirm its own precedent that “unions are not immune from state tort suits when they intentionally destroy an employer’s property.” Without such a ruling, employers will be left without a remedy for the intentional destruction of their property, harming businesses, workers, communities, and the economy.
The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen:
“There is no federal law that gives unions or their members a free pass for intentionally destroying someone else’s property. Unions, like everyone else, need to settle disputes within the confines of the law. Without property protections, local communities, workers, and businesses will suffer the collateral damage that will inevitably arise as businesses are harmed and potentially crushed by vandalism.”