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9th Circ. Backs NLRB In Arbitration Deferral Case

Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the National Labor Relations Board was right to defer to an arbitration award that found a utility worker was lawfully fired, in a case in which the labor board updated its standard for deferring to arbitration decisions in the future.

A three-judge panel upheld the standard laid out by a split NLRB in December 2014 in a dispute between Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc. and utility worker and union steward Coletta Kim Beneli. The NLRB panel decision revised...
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