Right to Join Union Upheld In California

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Right to Join Union Upheld In California California’s Attorney General Stanley Mosk in a recent riling has sustained the right of firemen to join a labor union. Mosk said the State Labor Code gives firemen the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining but not to strike. Members of the San Diego Fire Fighters Association Local 145 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, sought the ruling to clarify Labor Code provisions particularly as they apply to chartered cities. Mosk held that the code provision guaranteeing fire fighters the right to organize prevails over local restrictions prohibiting unionization.

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