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Sixth Circuit rejects lawsuit against autoworkers union

September 12, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America violated a collective bargaining agreement.

The plaintiffs sought money damages under Section 301 of the Labor-Management Relations Act. The Sixth Circuit rejected that claim, holding that the plaintiffs had not identified any provision of the applicable collective bargaining agreement that had been breached. Bredhoff & Kaiser represented the union both before the Sixth Circuit and in the District Court. Swanigan v. FCA US LLC, 938 F. 3d 779 (6th Cir. 2019).