DC Circ. Sides With Fiat Unit In Health Plan Bargaining Battle

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 6:34 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated the National Labor Relations Board's finding that Fiat SpA subsidiary Comau Inc. illegally implemented a health care plan for its employees without their union's approval and without bargaining to impasse, finding the board's ruling was arbitrary and capricious.

The appeals court overturned an NLRB ruling that Comau, which builds automated assembly lines and specialty tools for the automotive industry, had engaged in unlawful labor practices when it declared it had reached an impasse with its union, gave notice it was...
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