Massey Must Rehire Union Miners, 4th Circ. Affirms

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's order that Massey Energy Co. must rehire union miners who lost their jobs when it acquired a bankrupt rival in 2004, but that it does not have to negotiate with a union pending an appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a district judge's order partially granting an injunction to the NLRB, rejecting Massey's appeal and the NLRB's cross-appeal.

The contested injunction forced Massey to...
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