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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wins Appeal Over Old Union Contract (1)

March 25, 2020, 6:50 PMUpdated: March 25, 2020, 9:46 PM

The publisher of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette can move ahead with plans to implement layoffs, health-coverage termination, and shift changes because a labor contract between it and a local union no longer exists, the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The newspaper doesn’t have to abide by the union grievance arbitration procedures in an expired collective bargaining agreement as inadequate evidence has been presented of any subsequent implied contract between the parties, the appeals court said.

The Post-Gazette gave clear and sufficient notice of its intent to disavow and repudiate the CBA when it expired, and while it still followed some of the...

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