Labor laws don’t shield truck driver walkout, Supreme Court rules

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WASHINGTON (CN) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for the concrete company Glacier Northwest to pursue damages over a truck driver walkout that left it with damaged products. 

“The Union’s actions not only resulted in the destruction of all the concrete Glacier had prepared that day; they also posed a risk of foreseeable, aggravated, and imminent harm to Glacier’s trucks,” Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote for the majority this morning. “Because the Union took affirmative steps to endanger Glacier’s property rather than reasonable precautions to mitigate that risk, the NLRA does not arguably protect its conduct.” 

Reversing the Washington Supreme Court, Barrett remanded the case for further proceedings.