Northwest Pilots' Suit Against ALPA Still A Go

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that a class action Northwest Airlines Inc. pilots filed against their union for allegedly negotiating a benefit plan that discriminates against older pilots can proceed, but dismissed allegations that the union acted arbitrarily or in bad faith.

Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled Thursday that, although she dismissed the pilots' age discrimination claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in January, the pilots can still...
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