Convention Center Labor Row Was Properly Arbitrated: Judge

Law360, Philadelphia (August 19, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that arbitration was properly employed to settle a dispute between unionized carpenters and the labor broker at Philadelphia’s convention center over a decision to allow nonunion workers to assemble medical and pharmaceutical devices for a 2012 trade show.

U.S. District Court Judge Harvey Bartle III shot down the union’s argument that the conflict was not eligible for arbitration as it did not meet the definition of a "jurisdictional dispute" as found in its contract with Pennsylvania Convention Center labor broker Elliot-Lewis...
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