Tag Archives: Collective Bargaining

Divided Sixth Circuit Finds Employer Bound by Collective Bargaining Agreements without a Signature

On December 29th, the Sixth Circuit issued a 2-1 decision holding that an employer could be bound by a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) even if the employer did not sign the CBA or expressly authorize someone else to sign on the employers behalf. The Court explained that its holding is in line with Sixth Circuit … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance on Interpreting Collective Bargaining Agreements and Preemption Under The Labor Management Relations Act

The Sixth Circuit yesterday provided additional guidance in this Circuit for interpreting collective bargaining agreements and preemption questions under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA).  The three-judge panel in CNH America LLC v. International Union, et al. (6th Cir., Case No. 09-2001) (PDF), held that a Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust fund agreement, which was part … Continue Reading