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Chrysler Workers Laid Off In 1970s Lose Appeal

Law360 (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that laid-off DaimlerChrysler Corp. workers suing the company for not giving them first dibs on new job openings didn't exhaust union remedies before taking their case to court.

On Wednesday, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district judge's ruling that the Chrysler employees should have appealed their complaints against the company to their union, the United Auto Workers, before suing in court.

The workers had filed grievances with the UAW, which the union then dismissed, but...
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