Monday, May 28, 2012

Maryland Recognizes Labor Relations Privilege by Statute

Adjunct Law Prof reports on new legislation in Maryland recognizing a privilege for communication between a union and an employee received in confidence when the union is acting in a representative capacity concerning an employee's grievance. Maryland Joins in Recognizing a Labor Relations Privilege.  As noted in his blog, Mitchel Rubinstein has written extensively on this issue. Labor Relations Counsel also has a discussion of the new law here.

The same issue is currently pending before the Supreme Court of Alaska. Is there a privilege for union member/union rep discussions?

Update: The Alaska Supreme Court has recognized a labor relations privilege. The court's decision is available here.


  1. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

  2. The Alaska decision is out!