AT&T Says OT Fight Belongs In Arbitration Under Union Deal

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT) -- An AT&T subsidiary urged a Missouri federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a collective action accusing it of failing to pay employees overtime wages for time spent performing union duties, arguing that a new collective bargaining agreement should now force the parties to arbitrate.

The class of current and former premises technicians argued that Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. was not compensating them for overtime spent as representatives of the Commercial Workers of America union. Since the new CBA makes clear that time spent as a union representative...
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