Nat'l. Postal Mail Handlers Union v. Am. Postal Wkrs. Union, No. 08-5467 - Employment Law - DC Circuit
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Nat'l. Postal Mail Handlers Union v. Am. Postal Wkrs. Union, No. 08-5467

In an action to overturn an arbitral award in a dispute over which union was entitled to perform certain work at a U.S. Postal Service facility, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where, in light of the deference courts must afford to a labor arbitrator's contract interpretation (including an arbitrator's decision on arbitrability where, as here, the parties agreed to present that issue to the arbitrator) the court was required to uphold the arbitrator's decision in this case.

Read Nat'l. Postal Mail Handlers Union v. Am. Postal Wkrs. Union, No. 08-5467

Appellate Information

Argued September 22, 2009

Decided December 18, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Kavanaugh

Dissent by Judge Sentelle

Counsel

For Appellant:

Ray E. Donahue, R. Craig Lawrence, Claire M. Whitaker, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC

Ramya Ravindran and Andrew D. Roth, Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC