American Federation of Teachers, Yakima Local 1485 v. Yakima School District No. 7 – Case Brief Summary (Washington)

In American Federation of Teachers, Yakima Local 1485 v. Yakima School District No. 7, 74 Wn.2d 865, 870, 447 P.2d 593 (1968) the Court upheld the constitutionality of an act involving an organization of certificated school district employees who were victorious in an employee election.

In that case we concluded the Legislature may grant broad powers to municipal corporations, including school districts, without delineating precise standards and guidelines, so long as those powers relate to local purposes of regulation or administration.

The Court also concluded the Legislature's grant of discretion to make rules and regulations for implementation of the statute was not an unconstitutional delegation of power. Id.