Sheet Metal Workers' Retaliation Claim Revived

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed the dismissal of a retaliation claim by a group of black sheet metal workers against their union, but has kept in place a lower court's judgment that there was insufficient evidence to establish racial discrimination.

In a ruling Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit agreed with the plaintiffs — a group of five black current or former members of Local 2 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association — that there was...
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