Union Subsidies Case Heads Toward Antitrust Trial

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 3:30 PM EST) -- A federal judge has largely affirmed the jury verdict in the labor portion of a suit accusing an ironworkers union of using dues-based subsidies to give union companies an illegal edge, paving the way for a trial to begin on antitrust claims against the union.

Judge Richard G. Stearns of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Monday handed down an order denying Local No. 7 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers' motion for judgment notwithstanding the...
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