General Dynamics Unit Says CBA Bars Worker's Wage Suit

Law360 (April 23, 2021, 1:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal court should toss to arbitration or dismiss entirely a proposed wage and hour class action against a General Dynamics shipbuilding unit because a collective bargaining agreement says such disputes must be resolved out of court, the company urged.

In a motion filed Thursday, National Steel And Shipbuilding Co. argued that its CBA with workers covered Drew Martinez's claims that the company violated California labor law by not properly paying overtime and minimum wage or providing meal and rest breaks or accurate wage statements. Thus the pact bars the suit, the motion said.

"Because Martinez agreed to a CBA...

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