Chevron Mining Loses Appeal In NLRB Bonus Dispute

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that Chevron Mining Inc. violated labor laws when it made changes to a bonus plan after unionized workers used their memorial days to strike, finding their actions protected by the collective bargaining agreement.

The three-judge panel found that the United Mine Workers were within their rights to use their so-called memorial days — unpaid days off scheduled at the union’s discretion — to exert economic pressure on Chevron, and that the mining...
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