8th Circ. Rejects Rest Break Suit Against Union, Aluminum Co.

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit declined Wednesday to revive a class action against Nichols Aluminum LLC and a Teamsters local over the union's decision not to pursue a worker grievance over rest periods in arbitration, finding that the union had cause to believe arbitration wouldn't pan out.

A three-judge appeals court panel found in a published opinion that Charles Inechien, who claimed that Nichols breached a collective bargaining agreement by failing to establish rest periods, hadn't raised an genuine issue of material fact as to whether the union...
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