Benjamin Sachs Comments on Union Practices

Former Skadden Fellow Benjamin Sachs (’99) was quoted in an article published on the front page of The New York Times business section about a case argued before the Supreme Court on Nov. 13 relating to a strategy used by unions to organize workers (“Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices,” Nov. 10). Under the strategy, employers sign agreements not to oppose unionization drives. The agreements “sometimes allow union organizers onto company property to talk with workers,” the publication said. “Benjamin Sachs, a professor of labor law at Harvard Law School, said the case before the Supreme Court was potentially ’the most significant labor case in a generation.’ Professor Sachs said that if the court ruled against labor, it could significantly hobble efforts by private sector unions to organize workers.”