Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work., has an OpEd in Washington Examiner that is somewhat disturbing, because even allowing for bias, if two courts really ruled that unions can get away with posting workers’ Social Security numbers online or disseminating SSN, that’s just plain unhelpful on so many levels. Mark writes, in part:
both the trial court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals found that the unions are entitled to a special exemption from being penalized for revealing employees’ personal information. Both courts ruled that such trampling of employee rights is an activity that can be covered only by the National Labor Relations Act, or NLRA, and consequently may not be punished by state authorities.
Imagine that. North Carolina’s courts have held that federal labor law pre-empts a completely unrelated state identity theft law, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has long held that a state retains jurisdiction where the conduct to be regulated touches deeply rooted local interests.
In a last ditch effort to help these workers seek justice, National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the court announced earlier this month that it will not hear the case.
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