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Union Asks Court to Reverse Wal-Mart Trespassing Order

By on October 20, 2016

Demonstrators, inlcuding Wal-Mart workers dismissed months ago, protest outside a closed Wal-Mart store in the Los Angeles-area suburb of Pico Rivera, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The store was one of five around the country closed in the spring. The stores will reopen by November, and the retailer said it is encouraging former workers to reapply for their jobs. But on Thursday, Sept.10, 2015, a complaint was filed with the National Labor Relations Board by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who claim Wal-Mart had no plans to offer jobs to many of its former employees who were actively involved in the fight for higher wages. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Demonstrators, inlcuding Wal-Mart workers dismissed months ago, protest outside a closed Wal-Mart store in the Los Angeles-area suburb of Pico Rivera, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A labor union is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse a judge’s order barring it from trespassing on the retail giant’s property in the state, arguing that the issue needs to be settled by a federal board.

Attorneys for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Wal-Mart appeared before the state Supreme Court Thursday over a Benton County judge’s order blocking the union from entering the Bentonville-based company’s stores or property for any activities other than shopping. Wal-Mart had sued union and its affiliate over demonstrations held at its stores.

A union attorney told justices the issue should be resolved by the National Labor Relations Board, not a state court. Wal-Mart’s attorney said the state has a significant state interest in trespassing complaints

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