VA Medical Center Defeats Nurses' Overtime Dispute

Law360, New York (January 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court issued a ruling Tuesday in favor of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in a dispute with a union representing nurses at a North Carolina VA medical center over overtime pay.

The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 446, which represents operating room nurses at the Asheville VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina, secured an arbitration award against the center in 1999.

The medical center disputed the award and petitioned the VA’s Under Secretary for Health for help in overturning...
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