A potentially bigger deal for unions is Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall. The Court could find that a major union tactic — striking deals with management before organizing workers — amounts to bribery.
On Tuesday, the court announced that it will hear Harris v. Quinn, which deals with whether a state can declare home health care workers eligible for organizing.
Mulhall will be heard in November. Dates haven’t been set for the others.
The cases underscore how much Big Labor relies on a favorable legal and regulatory environment. That’s why they came out so strongly for Obama twice.