Feds overturn Arizona's anti-union bill SB1365

Originally posted Sept 28, 2011

Federal District Court Judge G. Murray Snow has issued a temporary injunction to block implementation of anti-union legislation SB 1365 in an order issued late Friday

In his order, Judge Snow writes, “The claims allege constitutional harms, which are necessarily irreparable. The balance of equities and the public interest likewise tilt in favor of enjoining a law that implicates core constitutional rights.”

The temporary injunction blocks Attorney General Tom Horne from enforcing SB 1365.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 99 brought the lawsuit against SB 1365 misleadingly dubbed the “Protect Arizona Employees’ Paychecks from Politics Act.”

Local 99 President Jim McLaughlin said, “SB 1365 and other efforts are just attempts to silence the voices of the middle class who depend on Arizona’s working families to engage elected officials on important issues.”

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/24/3935821/ufcw-federal-judge-rules-on-legislatures.html#ixzz1ZG7EQBgf