2nd Circ. Says ALJ Decision Blocks Parallel CBA Grievance

Law360, New York (June 7, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Friday that an arbitrator could decide that an administrative law judge’s decision in a parallel action blocked a U.S. Postal Service worker from arbitrating a collective bargaining agreement grievance, reversing a New York federal court’s decision.

The appeals court found that the CBA between the American Postal Workers Union and USPS allowed the arbitrator to determine arbitration was unnecessary on the grounds that a civil service agency had already found Carla LaGreca was properly terminated, according to the opinion. Prior to losing...
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