7th Circ. Upholds Teamsters' Win Against Ex-United Worker

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 4:19 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday nixed a former United Airlines technician's bid to reopen his suit accusing the Teamsters of not adequately representing him in a grievance after he was fired for job abandonment for visiting his ailing mother in Saudi Arabia longer than the airline approved.

A three-judge panel unanimously upheld U.S. District Judge Charles P. Kocoras' 2018 decision to dismiss a suit by former United Airlines employee Osama Taha against his union — the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 781 — claiming that it violated its duty to fairly represent its members after he grieved his firing.

Taha was...

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