Posts Tagged ‘Health Benefits’

May
2014
15

Circuit Indecision Leads SCOTUS to Tackle Lifetime Vesting of Collectively Bargained Health Benefits

  The Supreme Court has granted a petition of certiorari in a case from the Sixth circuit court which looks to set a nationalized standard concerning vested health benefits. The case aims to determine whether courts should assume such benefits were meant ‘for life’ if a collective bargaining agreement does not specifically say so....
Feb
2014
27

Laid Off IL Coal Miners Sue for Health Benefits, Companies Claim They Never Signed CBA

  Nearly 190 coal miners laid off in December are claiming in a federal lawsuit that they are owed 12 months of health insurance according to their collective bargaining agreement.  The affected worked at the Crown III mine in Macoupin County, Illinois.  The lawsuit names Springfield Coal Company and Tri-County Coal.   Attorneys for the ...
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Jun
2013
4

Savannah Truck Drivers, Feeling the Pain of Misclassification, Look to the Teamsters for Help

Savannah Truck Drivers, Feeling the Pain of Misclassification, Look to the Teamsters for Help
  Last weekend, truckers at the port of Savannah participated in a forum with community leaders in which they addressed working conditions at the Port of Savannah, one of the nation’s busiest port terminals.  At the heart of the matter is the misclassification of truckers as independent contractors which strips them of benefits and...