Judge Certifies Class Of Female Union Members

Law360, New York (September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has certified a class of nurses, food service workers, secretaries and paraprofessionals in northeast Indiana who allege that their school district discriminated against them when it stopped bargaining with their predominantly female unions while continuing to bargain with predominantly male unions.

Judge Philip P. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana rejected East Allen County Schools' argument that the majority of the district's employees were not dues-paying union members and that forcing the district to bargain with the...
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