PPG's Unilateral Introduction of Pay Cuts Didn't Violate Steelworkers Arbitration Award

PPG Industries Inc. didn't violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant, the U.S.

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled May 9.  

Affirming summary judgment for PPG, the Seventh Circuit rejected the union's argument that the company's compensation cuts should be rescinded because the arbitrator determined that, when proposed during a negotiation conference, the cuts were untimely under a collective bargaining agreement's modification provisions.

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