7th Circ. Upholds UAW Win In Boeing Pension Spat

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT) -- You made your collective bargaining agreement, now lie in it, a federal appeals court has told Boeing Co., denying the company's request to toss an arbitration decision that reinstated pensions and health care benefits for some workers.

Though the costly benefits Boeing sought to rescind — lifetime health care and pension — are reminiscent of those that helped to push the Detroit automakers into bankruptcy, Boeing cannot overturn an arbitration decision preserving them, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday.

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