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collective bargaining

A negotiation between an employer and employee representatives, e.g., between a health care facility and one of its employee unions.
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He reported his concerns to the Federal Aviation Administration and was then terminated by his employer, under his collective bargaining agreement, for insubordination.
The maintenance workers accuse the company of dragging its feet on reaching a fair collective bargaining agreement five years after the United-Continental merger announcement.
The employees appealed, contending that the district court erred by confining the meaning of the word "retire" in the collective bargaining agreement to the plan's definition of "retirement date." They argued that, contrary to the district court's legal determinations, the 1991 agreement violated ERISA Section 204(g) by reducing an accrued benefit, and Allsteel violated ERISA Section 104(b)(1) by failing to provide an updated summary plan description.
According to AFP, the pilots allege that the action violates labor law and their collective bargaining agreement with the airline.
1993), Meredith argued that a 1991 collective bargaining agreement limited the early retirement benefits that had been granted in a 1988 agreement by restricting the early retirement supplement to those employees who retired "prior to 3/31/91." Because the 1988 agreement conferred the same benefit but did not include the "prior to 3/31/91" restrictive language, Meredith claimed that the 1991 agreement was an impermissible amendment to the pension plan reducing an accrued benefit.
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NasdaqGS:USAP) declared on Monday the launch of a collective bargaining agreement with the hourly employees at its Titusville facility, represented by Local 7312-03.
The agreement extends the previous current collective bargaining agreement through December 2014.
Northwest Airlines and its flight attendants, represented by the Professional Flight Attendants Assn., reached an eleventh-hour agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement yesterday that, if ratified by union members, will result in the carrier achieving the $195 million in labor savings it sought from cabin staff when it entered bankruptcy.
The agreement provides that JLL will reiterate to its employees its longstanding policy of insisting upon a fair bidding process and ensuring that bidding is not limited to companies that have a collective bargaining agreement with Local 814, or the Teamsters union, or any other union.
Flight attendants from the company's United subsidiary ratified a new four-year contract inFebruary 2012, and flight attendants from the Continental subsidiary ratified an extension of their collective bargaining agreement last week.

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