Conoco Must Arbitrate Union's Grievances: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Partially reversing a lower court's ruling, the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday ordered ConocoPhillips Co. to arbitrate several grievances raised by a union related to work reassignments at one of the oil giant's refineries.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit found that certain complaints regarding the company's reassignment of responsibilities that belonged to several eliminated positions were not barred from arbitration by the parties' collective bargaining agreement.

The decision partially reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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