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Supreme Court’s Starbucks ruling proves labor law serves the boss

Posted 6/28/24

This month we have been treated to yet another bipartisan Supreme Court assault on our right to organize and strike. In Starbucks Corp. v. McKinney the court nullified the NLRB’s temporary injunction issued by a federal circuit court in 2022 to review an unfair labor practice charge. The Section 10(j) injunction ultimately reversed the firing of seven Memphis Starbucks workers for organizing a union.  

This time the ruling was essentially 9 to 0 with Democratic appointee Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson dissenting in part. The court took away even more of the limited authority of the board to slow the boss from suppressing union organizing. 

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