3rd Circ. Says Rite Aid Union Dispute Not Arbitrable

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 3:06 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling for Rite Aid of Pennsylvania Inc. that a dispute over whether union representatives should be allowed to enter certain stores is not, in fact, arbitrable under the union's collective bargaining agreements with the pharmacy chain.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the union’s store-access grievance does not fall within the scope of the CBA’s arbitration clause because it

does not require the interpretation of any of the...
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