In United Steel Workers International Union v. PPG Industries, Inc., 751 F.3d 580 (7th Cir. 2014), the Seventh Circuit affirmed the trial court’s refusal to alter an arbitration award that interpreted a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
In United Steel, unions representing workers in a manufacturing facility (collectively, the “union”) claimed that the employer, PPG Industries, failed to provide adequate notice of its proposed wage cuts. Before ending up in federal court, the parties submitted their dispute to arbitration.
Keywords: litigation, ADR, collective bargaining, labor management relations act, unenforceable, clarification, arbitration award