Reuters, Union Spar Over Terms Of Expired Contract

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 6:47 PM EST) -- The Newspaper Guild of New York and Reuters America LLC faced off before a federal appeals court Wednesday, arguing over whether the union can arbitrate disputes now that a collective bargaining agreement has expired, and whether the case is a labor dispute or merely a contract interpretation.

The district court erred when it refused to stay two arbitrations between Reuters and the union even though the collective bargaining agreement with the arbitration clause expired in February 2009, Reuters’ counsel, Ana S. Salper of Epstein Becker &...
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