Chapter 7. Suits Involving Employers And Labor Organizations of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3.5. >> Chapter 7.
(a) Suits for violation of contracts between an agricultural
employer and an agricultural labor organization representing
agricultural employees, as defined in this part, or between any such
labor organizations, may be brought in any superior court having
jurisdiction of the parties, without respect to the amount in
(b) Any agricultural labor organization which represents
agricultural employees and any agricultural employer shall be bound
by the acts of its agents. Any such labor organization may sue or be
sued as an entity and in behalf of the employees whom it represents
in the courts of this state. Any money judgment against a labor
organization in a superior court shall be enforceable only against
the organization as an entity and against its assets, and shall not
be enforceable against any individual member or his assets.
For the purpose of this part, the superior court shall have
jurisdiction over a labor organization in this state if such
organization maintains its principal office in this state, or if its
duly authorized officers or agents are engaged in representing or
acting for employee members.
The service of summons, subpoena, or other legal process of
any superior court upon an officer or agent of a labor organization,
in his capacity as such, shall constitute service upon the labor
For the purpose of this part, in determining whether any
person is acting as an agent of another person so as to make such
other person responsible for his acts, the question of whether the
specific acts performed were actually authorized or subsequently
ratified shall not be controlling.