Kentucky Circuit Court, Siding with AFSCME Local 4011, Upholds Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jefferson County Board of Education (March 2014)

On March 4, 2014, Local 4011 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, along with the Jefferson County Board of Education and its Superintendent, prevailed in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Kentucky, rebuffing a challenge, funded by the National Right to Work Foundation, to a collective bargaining agreement between Local 4011…

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BCTGM Obtains Injunction In Federal District Court Requiring Kellogg Company To End 10-Month Lockout of Workers; Union Seeking Back Pay for Workers (August 2014)

On August 7, 2014, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union and Local 252-G of that Union, together with the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, obtained an injunction under § 10(j) of the NLRA in the Federal District Court in Memphis Tennessee requiring Kellogg Company to end its 10-month…

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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 Prevails in Arbitration Over Claim of Unlawful Retaliation (June 2014)

On June 24, 2014, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 prevailed before the Unfair Labor Practice Panel of the Prince George’s County Public Employee Relations Board (PERB), which ruled that the County Police Department violated the County Labor Code when it transferred a Sergeant from the Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigations Division to patrol…

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Alabama Circuit Court Finds Unconstitutional State Law Diverting Taxpayer Money From Public Schools to Private Schools (May 2014)

On May 28, 2014, the National Education Association and the Alabama Education Association, through several individual plaintiffs, prevailed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Alabama, on a challenge to the constitutionality of the Alabama Accountability Act. The Act created two new tax credit programs that enabled diversion of taxpayer funds from the public schools…

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Supreme Court to Consider Enforceability of Employer’s Promise to Retirees for Health Care (November 2014)

Bredhoff & Kaiser represents the respondents in the Supreme Court case M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, which addresses the issue of how courts determine whether an employer’s promise to provide health benefits to its retirees is enforceable after expiration of the collective bargaining agreement that contains the promise. To support its position that it…

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Arbitration Board Integrates United and Continental Pilots’ Seniority Lists (September 2013)

In the culmination to a multi-year process, a three-member arbitration board entered an Award integrating the seniority lists of pilots represented by the United Air Lines and Continental Airlines Master Executive Councils (“MECs”) of the Air Line Pilots Association (“ALPA”).  The arbitration board largely adopted the proposal of the United MEC Merger Committee, which was…

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Decision Prohibiting Reduction of Retiree Prescription Drug Benefits (December 2012)

In a decision affecting more than 30,000 retirees of Navistar International Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio that Navistar improperly shifted the retirees’ prescription drug coverage from the plan provided under a 1993 consent decree to a…

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