Advocates for Labor and Progressive Institutions

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National Labor Relations Board concludes CSA committed numerous unfair labor practices

February 14, 2017

An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board concluded that the Colorado Symphony Association (“CSA”) committed numerous unfair labor practices in its efforts to alter the terms on which its musicians are compensated for recording commercial CDs, videogames, and motion picture scores.

United States Women’s National Team Players Association agrees to landmark CBA with U.S. Soccer Federation

April 5, 2017

The United States Women’s National Team Players Association (“WNTPA”) and the U.S. Soccer Federation ratified a landmark five-year collective bargaining agreement that will provide significant pay increases and other improvements to working conditions for Players on the World-Cup-champion United States Women’s National Team (“WNT”). 

MARTA ordered to restore over 300 paratransit employee positions and to reinstate employees it had terminated

February 2, 2017

An Arbitration Board ordered the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (“MARTA”) to restore over 300 paratransit employee positions and to reinstate employees it had terminated after MARTA had outsourced their jobs and terminated their employment with the Authority.

Douglas L. Greenfield, a longtime member of Bredhoff & Kaiser, to serve as a member of the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council

December 8, 2016

United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez appointed Douglas L. Greenfield, a longtime member of Bredhoff & Kaiser, to serve as a member of the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirms order to arbitrate dispute arising from the termination of a former employee

May 31, 2016

In a per curiam opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed an order compelling DynCorp International, LLC to arbitrate a dispute arising from the termination of a former employee working on a project DynCorp had been hired by the federal government to complete. District Lodge 4, Int’l Ass’n of Machinists & Aerospace Workers v. DynCorp. Int’l LLC, 651 F. App’x 148 (4th Cir. 2016).

Former Participants of PwC Cash-Balance Pension Plan Successfully Establish that “Normal Retirement Age” Cannot Be Defined as 5 Years of Service

July 23, 2015

On July 23, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected PricewaterhouseCoopers’ definition of “normal retirement age” as the earlier of age 65 or 5 years of service for purposes of its cash-balance pension plan. 

APFA Prevails In Challenge To Flight Attendants’ Seniority Integration Following Merger of American Airlines and US Airways

February 20, 2015

On February 20, 2015, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants won dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the seniority integration of American Airlines and US Airways flight attendants as part of the 2013 merger of the two airlines.

Former America West Pilots Prevail in Bid to Take Seat at the Table During Seniority Integration Proceedings Following Merger of US Airways and American Airlines

January, 2015

In connection with the 2005 merger of US Airways and America West Airlines, an arbitrator established a seniority list that integrated the pilots of the two airlines.

Alabama Circuit Court Finds Unconstitutional State Law Diverting Taxpayer Money From Public Schools to Private Schools

May 28, 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.