Season 3, Episode 219

Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of unions on free speech issue



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Joyce Goldstein

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Joyce Goldstein, a labor and employee benefits lawyer at Joyce Goldstein & Associates, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed a September decision by the  Ohio Supreme Court that ruled unions can picket outside the home and workplaces of public officials during a labor dispute.

Chapter 4117 of Ohio’s Public Employees' Collective Bargaining Code made it an unfair labor practice to induce or encourage any individual in connection to a labor dispute to engage in the residential picketing of the home or private workplace of a public official. 

Goldstein shared her own experience litigating the law for United Electrical Workers, which picketed the home of the Executive Director of the Ohio Turnpike Commission in 1993. 

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about the Ohio Supreme Court ruling.

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