2020 Georgia Code
Title 34 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 6 - Labor Organizations and Labor Relations


Law reviews.

- For article discussing right of Georgia public employees to organize into labor unions, bargain collectively, and engage in concerted activity, see 4 Ga. L. Rev. 110 (1969). For comment, "Tragedy of the Commonality: A Substantive Right to Collective Action in Employment Disputes," see 67 Emory L.J. 157 (2017).

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Cited in Rainwater v. Trimble, 207 Ga. 306, 61 S.E.2d 420 (1950); Looper v. Georgia, S. & Fla. Ry., 213 Ga. 279, 99 S.E.2d 101 (1957); Gresham Park Community Org. v. Howell, 652 F.2d 1227 (5th Cir. 1981).

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

State employees' right to join organizations.

- A state employee has the right, either individually or collectively, to express or communicate complaints or opinions relating to state employment, including freedom to enter into organizations created for like purposes; the only limitation upon such activities of state employees would be to prevent their striking, or otherwise interfering with proper performance of the duties of state employment, or obstructing access to or egress from state property. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-379.

Power of Department of Transportation.

- The Department of Transportation has no power to take steps to prevent labor activity short of strikes and other obstructions to the performance of the duties of employment. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-379.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 48 Am. Jur. 2d, Labor and Labor Relations, § 1 et seq.

C.J.S.

- 51 C.J.S., Labor Relations, § 43 et seq.

ALR.

- Liability of labor union or its members, for circulating false statements with respect to industrial disputes, 1 A.L.R. 1149.

Collective labor agreements, 95 A.L.R. 10.

Validity of trade union's classification of members, 97 A.L.R. 609.

Constitutionality, construction, and application of statute denouncing offense of interfering with or molesting mechanic or laborer, 123 A.L.R. 316.

Elimination or reduction of use of machinery or mechanical devices in order to maintain or increase employment as a proper labor objective, 136 A.L.R. 282.

Mandamus to compel reinstatement of suspended or expelled members of labor union, 141 A.L.R. 617.

Controversy within labor union regarding seniority rights as subject of litigation in civil courts, 142 A.L.R. 1055.

What amounts to "collective bargaining" within National Labor Relations Act, 147 A.L.R. 7.

Construction and application of provisions of collective bargaining agreement respecting loss of time or pay of employees in consequence of interruption or suspension of employers' business or operations, 167 A.L.R. 992.

Constitutionality and construction of statutes respecting political contributions or other political activities by labor organizations, 167 A.L.R. 1465.

Jurisdictional dispute between labor unions as "labor dispute" within anti-injunction statutes, 170 A.L.R. 1096.

Units for collective bargaining, 174 A.L.R. 1275.

Severability of provisions in collective bargaining labor contracts, 14 A.L.R.2d 846.

Right of individual employee to enforce collective labor agreement against employer, 18 A.L.R.2d 352.

Spontaneous or informal activity of employees as that of "labor organization" or as "concerted activities" within protection of Labor Relations Act, 19 A.L.R.2d 566; 75 A.L.R. Fed. 262.

Withdrawal of a local labor union or part of its membership from the parent organization or from a general association as affecting property rights, 23 A.L.R.2d 1209.

Matters arbitrable under arbitration provisions of collective labor contract, 24 A.L.R.2d 752.

Continuance or termination of labor union's status or authority as bargaining agent, 42 A.L.R.2d 1415.

Substitution of independent contractor for employees as violation of collective labor contract, 57 A.L.R.2d 1399.

Stock purchase or stock bonus plan as within provision of federal labor relations acts requiring employer to bargain collectively, 58 A.L.R.2d 843.

Liability of labor union or its officers or members for wrongful suspension or expulsion of member, 74 A.L.R.2d 783.

Exhaustion of remedies within labor union as condition of resort to civil courts by expelled or suspended member, 87 A.L.R.2d 1099.

Civil actions involving union welfare funds subject to § 302 of the Taft-Hartley Act, 88 A.L.R.2d 493.

Validity and construction of "right-to-work" laws, 92 A.L.R.2d 598.

Who may intervene in action between union and union member, 93 A.L.R.2d 1037.

Prevailing union member's right to recover attorneys' fees in action against union or union officers, 9 A.L.R.3d 1045.

Manner of marking ballot as affecting validity of employee's vote in elections under labor relations act, 11 A.L.R.3d 818.

Right of labor union to enforce in the courts fine validly imposed upon member, 13 A.L.R.3d 1004.

Validity and construction of § 501 of Landrum-Griffin Act (29 U.S.C. § 501) dealing with fiduciary responsibilities of officers of labor organizations, 15 A.L.R.3d 939; 85 A.L.R. Fed. 803; 107 A.L.R. Fed. 448; 114 A.L.R. Fed. 417.

Right of labor union to exclude applicants for membership and remedies of applicant so excluded, 33 A.L.R.3d 1305.

Bargainable or negotiable issues in state public employment labor relations, 84 A.L.R.3d 242.

Union security arrangements in state public employment, 95 A.L.R.3d 1102.

Labor union's liability to member for defamation, 100 A.L.R.3d 546.

Failure to pursue or exhaust remedies under union contract as affecting employee's right of state civil action for retaliatory discharge, 32 A.L.R.4th 350.

State criminal prosecutions of union officer or member for specific physical threats to employer's property or person, in connection with labor dispute - modern cases, 43 A.L.R.4th 1141.

Right to jury trial in action for retaliatory discharge from employment, 52 A.L.R.4th 1141.

Procedural rights of union members in union disciplinary proceedings - modern state cases, 79 A.L.R.4th 941.

When is subsequent business operation bound by existing collective bargaining agreement between labor union and predecessor employer, 88 A.L.R. Fed. 89.

Requirements for obtaining court approval or rejection of collective bargaining agreement by debtor in possession or trustee in bankruptcy under 11 USC § 1113(b) and (c), 89 A.L.R. Fed. 299.

Pre-emption, by § 301(a) of Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 (29 USC § 185(a)), of employee's state-law action for infliction of emotional distress, 101 A.L.R. Fed. 395.

Suits by union members against union officers under 29 USC § 501(b), 114 A.L.R. Fed. 417.

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