Lucent Scores In Spat With Union Over Merger

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A local union has lost its bid to impose retroactive bargaining or back pay on Lucent Technologies Inc. for failing to discuss its decision to merge with AG Communications Systems and the effects the tie-up would have on the union's members.

In a ruling Monday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the National Labor Relations Board was correct in denying a bid by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union Local 21 to impose those remedies on...
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