Last Friday, lawyers representing two government officials petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over whether former a 2002 state decision to layoff only union personnel violated those employee’s constitutional rights.

Back in June 2013, you may recall that the Second Circuit ruled that such layoffs did violate the right of association.  I’ve

Two years ago, the new Marriott Downtown Hartford opened, with great fanfare, next to the new Connecticut Convention Center. (The Center, incidentally, is a terrific facility if you have not visited and the hotel is pretty snazzy too.)  Over the next year, the fanfare was marked by labor pickets involving both facilities.  Then Marriott requested