United Steel, Paper and Forestry etc. et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc.

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Labor Law
Case Number: 
No. 13-2468
Decision Date: 
May 9, 2014
Federal District: 
C.D. Ill.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment in action by plaintiff-union seeking to enforce arbitrator’s award and to preclude defendant from implementing certain hourly wage and benefit reduction proposals for existing employees. While plaintiff argued that arbitrator had found that defendant’s proposals were untimely so as to preclude defendant from unilaterally implementing said proposals, arbitrator did not state that defendant could not apply reduction proposals to existing employees, and arbitration record established that defendant had timely raised said issue with union.