Washington Sea Grant Releases Final Report to the Washington State Legislature On Geoduck Aquaculture Research

By | Science, Law & the Environment | December 11, 2013

Last week, Washington Sea Grant (“WSG”), the research institution based at the University of Washington tasked with funding marine research and coordinating outreach and education related to sustainable use of marine resources, released its final report to the state legislature regarding research conducted on geoduck aquaculture and impacts to the environment.

A Race to Nowhere: Supreme Court Dismisses Neutrality Agreement Case

By | Labor Relations Update | December 11, 2013
A Race to Nowhere: Supreme Court Dismisses Neutrality Agreement Case

Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in UNITE HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall, a case claiming that a neutrality agreement violated § 302 of the Labor-Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. § 186, the anti-union bribery statute which makes it a crime for an employer to give “money or other thing of value” to a union.  Yesterday, in a surprise move, the Court abruptly dismissed the closely watched case in a single line opinion stating that the appeal was “improvidently provided.”