Striking Coke Workers Fight To Keep Medical Benefits

Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A putative class of union workers in Washington asked a court Monday for a temporary restraining order barring Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. from cutting medical benefits during a labor strike, a move the class says violates the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The class, comprised of about 500 striking workers at seven Washington bottling factories, lodged a 26-page motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington demanding that the company restore the status quo.

The motion comes three days after the plaintiffs filed...
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