Posts tagged SLAPPs Against Labor
Kentucky Miner Sued By Former Employer For Filing Discrimination Complaint

A miner in Kentucky was sued by his former employer after filing a discrimination suit against the mining company. The miner had raised concerns about the safety of working conditions before being fired, and claimed the mine’s lawsuit was filed “expressly to send a message” to employees who spoke up about safety problems.

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Food Workers Union Sued for Campaign

In 2007, Smithfield foods filed a federal lawsuit against the United Food and Commercial workers, claiming that the union orchestrated a public smear campaign to hurt Smithfield’s business as a method of extorting the company and alleging $5 million in damages. Part of the “smear campaign” was the encouragement of local government entities to censure Smithfield’s practices.

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