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9th Circuit Reinstates Employee’s Claims Against Union Over Denial Of Bump Back

(October 27, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT) -- PASADENA, Calif. — A former hospital employee who had her union negotiate an agreement with her employer that would permit her to “bump” back from her promotion to a prior position in the event of a reduction-in-force (RIF) may proceed with her claims against the union after she was terminated during a RIF, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Oct. 26 (Starla Rollins v. Community Hospital of San Bernardino, et al., No. 14-55971, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19317).

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