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WVU College of Law


WVU College of Law


Glacier Northwest’s unionized ready-mix concrete truck drivers went on strike after the parties had reached an impasse and their collective bargaining agreement had expired. Several strikers returned their trucks fully loaded, rendering the concrete useless, although the trucks were not damaged. This case presents a question whether the drivers’ strike, which is regulated by federal law, subjects their union to a state law tort claim for damage to the concrete.

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Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

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Anne Marie Lofaso, When Does the National Labor Relations Act Preempt a State Tort Claim for Property Damage Arising from Workers’ Alleged Failure to Take Precautions to Protect Employer Property before Going on Strike?, 50 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 35 (2022).


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