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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:22 AM

Dorris case goes all the way to Supreme Court; Justices seem ready to rule against unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two Dorris agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions.

The case before the justices involves Cedar Point Nursery in Dorris, which grows strawberry plants for commercial growers, as well as a farm in Fresno.

The justices were hearing arguments in a case involving a California labor regulation put in place in 1975, following the efforts of labor leader Cesar Chavez. The regulation grants unions access to farms and other agriculture businesses in order to organize workers for up to three hours per day, 120 days per year.

Businesses are supposed to be notified before organizers arrive, and organizers are supposed to come during non-work times like lunch and before and after work. But the court’s six conservative justices in particular suggested California’s regulation likely goes too far.

Read more: https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/dorris-case-goes-all-the-way-to-supreme-court-justices-seem-ready-to-rule-against/article_3a3bf868-1159-5b36-98e2-26a8bfac9bc5.html
(Klamath Falls Herald and News)

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