Jurisdictional Dispute Law and Legal Definition

Jurisdictional dispute means a dispute arising from the conflicting claims made by two different labor unions to an employer regarding assignment of the work or union representation. Further, a disagreement between two government entities over provision of services to a disputed area, and on whether certain work should be done by workers in one union or another also constitutes a jurisdictional dispute. For instance, dispute between employees in a carpenters' union and a glaziers' union concerning who should install frames for windows in an apartment building is a jurisdictional dispute. Jurisdictional dispute may also arise regarding which union should represent employees who are performing a particular type of work.