US Supreme Court Justices deny Teamsters union officials’ review of a case of union favoritism involving seniority. National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys handled the case for an Interstate Bakery worker, Kirk Rammage.
Kevin P. McGowan has the story in the Daily Labor Report (subscription required).
Denying an International Brotherhood of Teamsters local’s petition for review, the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 25 left undisturbed a federal appeals court ruling imposing sanctions on the union for a “frivolous” appeal of an adverse National Labor Relations Board decision when the appeals court previously had rejected the union’s arguments on the merits (Teamsters Local 523 v. NLRB, U.S., No. 12-517, cert. denied 2/25/13).
Teamsters Local 523 sought review of a July 2012 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decision upholding NLRB’s conclusion the union had engaged in an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act when it demanded Interstate Bakeries Corp. place an employee at the bottom of a seniority list because of his lack of prior membership in the union (193 LRRM 3100 (10th Cir. 2012); 130 DLR AA-1, 7/6/12).
John C. Scully of National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc. in Springfield, Va., was counsel of record for Rammage.