Further analysis of Cal Supremes’ ruling on mandatory mediation and conciliation

December 11, 2017 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

The court’s ruling okaying this forced “collective bargaining” raises significant concerns for maintaining robust doctrines of equal protection and the separation of powers. … ...


California Supreme Court upholds compulsory arbitration for agriculture

November 28, 2017 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

The California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of California’s “mandatory mediation and conciliation” process for labor disputes between agricultural employers and unions. … ...


Fighting back against wrong-headed arbitration

September 08, 2016 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Earlier this week, a variety of Central Valley papers picked up an oped written by former PLF Vice President David Stirling and me explaining the importance to California’s employers and employees of Gerawan Farming v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, a case currently pending in the California Supreme Court.  The litigation focuses on Ca ...


Amicus brief filed in arbitration challenge

May 31, 2016 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week, PLF filed an amicus brief on behalf of a broad coalition of agriculture and property rights groups to challenge California’s so-called Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation Process.  The general rule for labor arbitration between private employers and employees is that the state can force you to negotiate, but it can’t force ...