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CHAPTER 7 - LABOR UNIONS; DISPUTES AND INJUNCTIONS; RIGHT TOWORK

 

27-7-101. Policy of state; organized labor permitted.

 

Itis hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Wyoming that workers havethe right to organize for the purpose of protecting the freedom of labor, andof bargaining collectively with employers of labor for acceptable terms andconditions of employment, and that in the exercise of the aforesaid rights,workers should be free from the interference, restraint or coercion ofemployers of labor, or their agents in any concerted activities for theirmutual aid or protection.

 

27-7-102. Issuance of injunctions limited by public policy.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue any restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction contrary to the public policydeclared in this chapter.

 

27-7-103. Acts not subject to be enjoined.

 

(a) No court of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction toissue any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction in any caseinvolving or growing out of any labor dispute to prohibit any person or personsparticipating or interested in such dispute from doing, whether singly or inconcert, any of the following acts:

 

(i) Ceasing or refusing to perform any work or to remain in anyrelation of employment;

 

(ii) Becoming or remaining a member of any labor organization orof any employer organization;

 

(iii) Paying or giving to, or withholding from, any personparticipating or interested in such labor dispute, any strike or unemploymentbenefits or insurance, or other moneys or things of value;

 

(iv) By all lawful means aiding any person participating orinterested in any labor dispute who is being proceeded against in, or isprosecuting, any action or suit in any court of the United States or of anystate;

 

(v) Giving publicity to the existence of, or the facts involvedin, any labor dispute, whether by advertising, speaking, patrolling, or by anyother method not involving fraud or violence;

 

(vi) Assembling peaceably to act or to organize to act inpromotion of their interests in a labor dispute;

 

(vii) Advising or notifying any person of an intention to do anyof the acts heretofore specified;

 

(viii) Agreeing with other persons to do or not to do any of theacts heretofore specified; and

 

(ix) Advising, urging, or otherwise causing or inducing withoutfraud or violence the acts heretofore specified, regardless of any suchundertaking or promise.

 

27-7-104. Unlawful combination or conspiracy not grounds for injunction.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction upon the ground that any of thepersons participating or interested in a labor dispute constitute or areengaged in an unlawful combination or conspiracy because of the doing inconcert of the acts enumerated in W.S. 27-7-103.

 

27-7-105. Hearing prerequisite for injunction; temporary restrainingorders.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a temporary orpermanent injunction in any case involving or growing out of a labor disputeexcept after hearing the testimony of witnesses in open court (with opportunityfor cross-examination) in support of the allegations of a complaint made underoath, and testimony in opposition thereto, if offered. Provided, however, thatnothing in this section shall prevent any such court from issuing a temporaryrestraining order in accordance with the code of civil procedure, but any suchrestraining order shall provide that a hearing for a temporary injunction shallbe held not later than three (3) days after the granting of such restrainingorder, and such restraining order shall not be effective beyond the date ofsuch hearing for a temporary injunction.

 

27-7-106. Injunction to include only specific acts.

 

Everyrestraining order or injunction granted in a case involving or growing out of alabor dispute shall include only a prohibition of such specific act or acts asmay be expressly complained of in the petition filed in such case and sustainedby competent evidence adduced in open court.

 

27-7-107. Limitation on liability of officers, members ororganizations.

 

Noofficer or member of any association or organization, and no association ororganization participating or interested in a labor dispute, shall be heldresponsible or liable in any court of the state of Wyoming for the unlawfulacts of individual officers, members, or agents, except upon clear proof ofactual participation in, or actual authorization of, such acts, or ratificationof such acts after actual knowledge thereof.

 

27-7-108. Right to work; definitions.

 

(a) The term "labor organization" means anyorganization, or any agency or employee representation committee, plan orarrangement, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose,in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labordisputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work.

 

(b) The term "person" shall include a corporation,association, company, firm or labor organization, as well as a natural person.

 

27-7-109. Right to work; membership in labor organization notrequired.

 

Noperson is required to become or remain a member of any labor organization as acondition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-110. Right to work; abstention from membership in labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to abstain or refrain from membership in any labororganization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-111. Right to work; payment or nonpayment of dues not required.

 

Noperson is required to pay or refrain from paying any dues, fees, or othercharges of any kind to any labor organization as a condition of employment orcontinuation of employment.

 

27-7-112. Right to work; connection with or approval by labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to have any connection with, or be recommended or approvedby, or be cleared through, any labor organization as a condition of employmentor continuation of employment.

 

27-7-113. Right to work; misdemeanor to impose or try to imposeprohibited requirements; civil liability.

 

Anyperson who directly or indirectly places upon any other person any requirementor compulsion prohibited by this act, or who makes any agreement written ororal, express or implied, to do so, or who engages in any lockout, layoff,strike, work stoppage, slow down, picketing, boycott or other action orconduct, a purpose or effect of which is to impose upon any person, directly orindirectly, any requirement or compulsion prohibited by this act, is guilty ofa misdemeanor and shall also be liable in damages to any person injuredthereby.

 

27-7-114. Right to work; injunction against prohibited conduct.

 

Anyperson injured or threatened with injury by any action or conduct prohibited bythis act shall, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, be entitled toinjunctive relief therefrom.

 

27-7-115. Right to work; penalties.

 

Anyperson convicted of a misdemeanor, as defined in this act, shall be punished bya fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisonment in thecounty jail for a term not to exceed six (6) months, or both.

 

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wyoming > Title27 > Chapter7

CHAPTER 7 - LABOR UNIONS; DISPUTES AND INJUNCTIONS; RIGHT TOWORK

 

27-7-101. Policy of state; organized labor permitted.

 

Itis hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Wyoming that workers havethe right to organize for the purpose of protecting the freedom of labor, andof bargaining collectively with employers of labor for acceptable terms andconditions of employment, and that in the exercise of the aforesaid rights,workers should be free from the interference, restraint or coercion ofemployers of labor, or their agents in any concerted activities for theirmutual aid or protection.

 

27-7-102. Issuance of injunctions limited by public policy.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue any restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction contrary to the public policydeclared in this chapter.

 

27-7-103. Acts not subject to be enjoined.

 

(a) No court of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction toissue any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction in any caseinvolving or growing out of any labor dispute to prohibit any person or personsparticipating or interested in such dispute from doing, whether singly or inconcert, any of the following acts:

 

(i) Ceasing or refusing to perform any work or to remain in anyrelation of employment;

 

(ii) Becoming or remaining a member of any labor organization orof any employer organization;

 

(iii) Paying or giving to, or withholding from, any personparticipating or interested in such labor dispute, any strike or unemploymentbenefits or insurance, or other moneys or things of value;

 

(iv) By all lawful means aiding any person participating orinterested in any labor dispute who is being proceeded against in, or isprosecuting, any action or suit in any court of the United States or of anystate;

 

(v) Giving publicity to the existence of, or the facts involvedin, any labor dispute, whether by advertising, speaking, patrolling, or by anyother method not involving fraud or violence;

 

(vi) Assembling peaceably to act or to organize to act inpromotion of their interests in a labor dispute;

 

(vii) Advising or notifying any person of an intention to do anyof the acts heretofore specified;

 

(viii) Agreeing with other persons to do or not to do any of theacts heretofore specified; and

 

(ix) Advising, urging, or otherwise causing or inducing withoutfraud or violence the acts heretofore specified, regardless of any suchundertaking or promise.

 

27-7-104. Unlawful combination or conspiracy not grounds for injunction.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction upon the ground that any of thepersons participating or interested in a labor dispute constitute or areengaged in an unlawful combination or conspiracy because of the doing inconcert of the acts enumerated in W.S. 27-7-103.

 

27-7-105. Hearing prerequisite for injunction; temporary restrainingorders.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a temporary orpermanent injunction in any case involving or growing out of a labor disputeexcept after hearing the testimony of witnesses in open court (with opportunityfor cross-examination) in support of the allegations of a complaint made underoath, and testimony in opposition thereto, if offered. Provided, however, thatnothing in this section shall prevent any such court from issuing a temporaryrestraining order in accordance with the code of civil procedure, but any suchrestraining order shall provide that a hearing for a temporary injunction shallbe held not later than three (3) days after the granting of such restrainingorder, and such restraining order shall not be effective beyond the date ofsuch hearing for a temporary injunction.

 

27-7-106. Injunction to include only specific acts.

 

Everyrestraining order or injunction granted in a case involving or growing out of alabor dispute shall include only a prohibition of such specific act or acts asmay be expressly complained of in the petition filed in such case and sustainedby competent evidence adduced in open court.

 

27-7-107. Limitation on liability of officers, members ororganizations.

 

Noofficer or member of any association or organization, and no association ororganization participating or interested in a labor dispute, shall be heldresponsible or liable in any court of the state of Wyoming for the unlawfulacts of individual officers, members, or agents, except upon clear proof ofactual participation in, or actual authorization of, such acts, or ratificationof such acts after actual knowledge thereof.

 

27-7-108. Right to work; definitions.

 

(a) The term "labor organization" means anyorganization, or any agency or employee representation committee, plan orarrangement, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose,in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labordisputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work.

 

(b) The term "person" shall include a corporation,association, company, firm or labor organization, as well as a natural person.

 

27-7-109. Right to work; membership in labor organization notrequired.

 

Noperson is required to become or remain a member of any labor organization as acondition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-110. Right to work; abstention from membership in labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to abstain or refrain from membership in any labororganization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-111. Right to work; payment or nonpayment of dues not required.

 

Noperson is required to pay or refrain from paying any dues, fees, or othercharges of any kind to any labor organization as a condition of employment orcontinuation of employment.

 

27-7-112. Right to work; connection with or approval by labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to have any connection with, or be recommended or approvedby, or be cleared through, any labor organization as a condition of employmentor continuation of employment.

 

27-7-113. Right to work; misdemeanor to impose or try to imposeprohibited requirements; civil liability.

 

Anyperson who directly or indirectly places upon any other person any requirementor compulsion prohibited by this act, or who makes any agreement written ororal, express or implied, to do so, or who engages in any lockout, layoff,strike, work stoppage, slow down, picketing, boycott or other action orconduct, a purpose or effect of which is to impose upon any person, directly orindirectly, any requirement or compulsion prohibited by this act, is guilty ofa misdemeanor and shall also be liable in damages to any person injuredthereby.

 

27-7-114. Right to work; injunction against prohibited conduct.

 

Anyperson injured or threatened with injury by any action or conduct prohibited bythis act shall, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, be entitled toinjunctive relief therefrom.

 

27-7-115. Right to work; penalties.

 

Anyperson convicted of a misdemeanor, as defined in this act, shall be punished bya fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisonment in thecounty jail for a term not to exceed six (6) months, or both.

 


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Statutes > Wyoming > Title27 > Chapter7

CHAPTER 7 - LABOR UNIONS; DISPUTES AND INJUNCTIONS; RIGHT TOWORK

 

27-7-101. Policy of state; organized labor permitted.

 

Itis hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Wyoming that workers havethe right to organize for the purpose of protecting the freedom of labor, andof bargaining collectively with employers of labor for acceptable terms andconditions of employment, and that in the exercise of the aforesaid rights,workers should be free from the interference, restraint or coercion ofemployers of labor, or their agents in any concerted activities for theirmutual aid or protection.

 

27-7-102. Issuance of injunctions limited by public policy.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue any restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction contrary to the public policydeclared in this chapter.

 

27-7-103. Acts not subject to be enjoined.

 

(a) No court of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction toissue any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction in any caseinvolving or growing out of any labor dispute to prohibit any person or personsparticipating or interested in such dispute from doing, whether singly or inconcert, any of the following acts:

 

(i) Ceasing or refusing to perform any work or to remain in anyrelation of employment;

 

(ii) Becoming or remaining a member of any labor organization orof any employer organization;

 

(iii) Paying or giving to, or withholding from, any personparticipating or interested in such labor dispute, any strike or unemploymentbenefits or insurance, or other moneys or things of value;

 

(iv) By all lawful means aiding any person participating orinterested in any labor dispute who is being proceeded against in, or isprosecuting, any action or suit in any court of the United States or of anystate;

 

(v) Giving publicity to the existence of, or the facts involvedin, any labor dispute, whether by advertising, speaking, patrolling, or by anyother method not involving fraud or violence;

 

(vi) Assembling peaceably to act or to organize to act inpromotion of their interests in a labor dispute;

 

(vii) Advising or notifying any person of an intention to do anyof the acts heretofore specified;

 

(viii) Agreeing with other persons to do or not to do any of theacts heretofore specified; and

 

(ix) Advising, urging, or otherwise causing or inducing withoutfraud or violence the acts heretofore specified, regardless of any suchundertaking or promise.

 

27-7-104. Unlawful combination or conspiracy not grounds for injunction.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a restrainingorder or temporary or permanent injunction upon the ground that any of thepersons participating or interested in a labor dispute constitute or areengaged in an unlawful combination or conspiracy because of the doing inconcert of the acts enumerated in W.S. 27-7-103.

 

27-7-105. Hearing prerequisite for injunction; temporary restrainingorders.

 

Nocourt of the state of Wyoming shall have jurisdiction to issue a temporary orpermanent injunction in any case involving or growing out of a labor disputeexcept after hearing the testimony of witnesses in open court (with opportunityfor cross-examination) in support of the allegations of a complaint made underoath, and testimony in opposition thereto, if offered. Provided, however, thatnothing in this section shall prevent any such court from issuing a temporaryrestraining order in accordance with the code of civil procedure, but any suchrestraining order shall provide that a hearing for a temporary injunction shallbe held not later than three (3) days after the granting of such restrainingorder, and such restraining order shall not be effective beyond the date ofsuch hearing for a temporary injunction.

 

27-7-106. Injunction to include only specific acts.

 

Everyrestraining order or injunction granted in a case involving or growing out of alabor dispute shall include only a prohibition of such specific act or acts asmay be expressly complained of in the petition filed in such case and sustainedby competent evidence adduced in open court.

 

27-7-107. Limitation on liability of officers, members ororganizations.

 

Noofficer or member of any association or organization, and no association ororganization participating or interested in a labor dispute, shall be heldresponsible or liable in any court of the state of Wyoming for the unlawfulacts of individual officers, members, or agents, except upon clear proof ofactual participation in, or actual authorization of, such acts, or ratificationof such acts after actual knowledge thereof.

 

27-7-108. Right to work; definitions.

 

(a) The term "labor organization" means anyorganization, or any agency or employee representation committee, plan orarrangement, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose,in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labordisputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work.

 

(b) The term "person" shall include a corporation,association, company, firm or labor organization, as well as a natural person.

 

27-7-109. Right to work; membership in labor organization notrequired.

 

Noperson is required to become or remain a member of any labor organization as acondition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-110. Right to work; abstention from membership in labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to abstain or refrain from membership in any labororganization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.

 

27-7-111. Right to work; payment or nonpayment of dues not required.

 

Noperson is required to pay or refrain from paying any dues, fees, or othercharges of any kind to any labor organization as a condition of employment orcontinuation of employment.

 

27-7-112. Right to work; connection with or approval by labororganization not required.

 

Noperson is required to have any connection with, or be recommended or approvedby, or be cleared through, any labor organization as a condition of employmentor continuation of employment.

 

27-7-113. Right to work; misdemeanor to impose or try to imposeprohibited requirements; civil liability.

 

Anyperson who directly or indirectly places upon any other person any requirementor compulsion prohibited by this act, or who makes any agreement written ororal, express or implied, to do so, or who engages in any lockout, layoff,strike, work stoppage, slow down, picketing, boycott or other action orconduct, a purpose or effect of which is to impose upon any person, directly orindirectly, any requirement or compulsion prohibited by this act, is guilty ofa misdemeanor and shall also be liable in damages to any person injuredthereby.

 

27-7-114. Right to work; injunction against prohibited conduct.

 

Anyperson injured or threatened with injury by any action or conduct prohibited bythis act shall, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, be entitled toinjunctive relief therefrom.

 

27-7-115. Right to work; penalties.

 

Anyperson convicted of a misdemeanor, as defined in this act, shall be punished bya fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisonment in thecounty jail for a term not to exceed six (6) months, or both.

 

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