DuPont Must Arbitrate Union ERISA Challenge: Judge

Law360, New York (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that union grievances related to a decision at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to reduce employee benefits should be arbitrated under the terms of the union's collective bargaining agreement.

The decision Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware follows a series of recent judgments in favor of unions that have filed suit against DuPont alleging that the company's attempt to reduce benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act violated their contract.

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