Antitrust Case Against Union Dismissed

Law360, New York (April 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a case that underscores tensions between antitrust and labor laws, granting summary judgment to a Boston chapter of an ironworkers union that was accused of violating competition laws by shelling out dues-based subsidies to unionized employers to help them bid against non-union competitors.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns on Friday signed off on a 13-page memorandum and order dismissing the case, which was brought against Local No. 7 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron...
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