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Sixth Circuit Permits “Reasonable” Changes To Welfare Benefits Under Yard-Man

In 46 states within the U.S., a collective bargaining agreement, and the obligations it contains, expires on its expiration date.  Thus, the parties must come to agreement as to the new terms at relatively regular intervals, taking into account market forces, changes in their relative bargaining positions, and their respective interests.   However, in 1983, the … Continue Reading

Court Addresses Class Action Discrimination Claims Against Union

Discrimination litigation against unions can present unusual issues.  Unions exist for employees to present a unified front in bargaining with their employer.  Indeed, the very name “union” suggests that they are intended to behave as a single unit, the exclusive bargaining representative with the employer on the employees’ behalf.  The idea of such unity leaves … Continue Reading