Judge rejects challenge to collective bargaining
A Washington County Circuit judge has dismissed a challenge to Maryland's collective bargaining process.
Judge Frederick C. Wright III on Friday threw out a suit filed last June by the Maryland Classified Employees Association.
In the suit, the union had asked for an injunction against implementation of four election results in which another union won the right to represent state employees.
The MCEA argued that the state did not provide a level playing field when it set up the collective bargaining process.
The suit maintained that the union was denied information and specific guidelines on the elections. MCEA lost all seven of the elections in which it participated.