Consolidated Workers' Rights Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in a consolidated case focusing on workers' class-action rights. At issue was whether employers through an… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in a consolidated case focusing on workers' class-action rights. At issue was whether employers through an employment contract can prevent employees from joining together to file class action lawsuits against the company. Another issue concerns whether such contracts violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act which gives workers “the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.” The consolidated cases were Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA.

The Court on May 21, 2018, ruled 5-4 that that employers through an employment contract can legally bar employees from joining together to file a class action lawsuit against the company. close

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Consolidated Workers' Rights Oral Argument

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Program ID:
432592-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 2017 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 22, 2018 | 2:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 14, 2017 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 2:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2017 | 9:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 21, 2017 | 3:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2018 | 8:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2018 | 2:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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