Grocery Chain Can Block Union From New Workers: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT) -- In a ruling by the Third Circuit on Friday, Giant Eagle Markets Co. won its bid to prevent union representatives from contacting employees at a series of non-union grocery stores purchased by the western Pennsylvania company in 2010.

The United Food and Commercial Workers wanted an arbitrator to hear a grievance protesting Giant Eagle’s determination that the union’s collective bargaining agreement did not allow representatives to solicit the newly acquired employees.

Citing its previous decision in a similar case involving the union and Rite Aid in...
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