(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

No surprise, a U.S. Dist. Judge has granted the government's request for a TRO on the docks. No surprise (see Findlaw's collection of some of the government's filings here), the Government sought and received an order prohibiting the Union and its members from doing any slowing-down, even though it was the Companies that have putatively jeopardized Christmas by shutting down the docks. No surprise, there's no indication in the Government's brief of any evidence that a concerted effort by Union members to follow safety rules (even at the cost of some speed) would "imperil the national health or safety" within the meaning of Taft-Hartley, so as to warrant (even arguably) such an injunction against the Union. No surprises today, just disgust.

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