Bowater Closure Bid Spurs Union Worries Over CBAs

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Newsprint producer AbitibiBowater Inc.'s bid to take steps toward permanently closing two facilities in Alabama has drawn an objection from the United Steelworkers union, which argues that Bowater Alabama is bound by federal labor law to negotiate with the union regarding the effects of the shutdown.

The union filed a limited objection Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, saying that the union has taken no position on whether closing and decommissioning the facilities is an appropriate exercise of business judgment....
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