Court Rules in Favor of Auto Parts Company
A federal appellate court has ruled that an automotive parts company didn't violate a collective bargaining agreement by closing its plant in Paris, IL and moving operations to its non-union factory in Kentucky.
The decision from 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago backs a lower court ruling that ZF Boge never offered a commitment to the United Auto Workers that it would keep its plant open in Paris.
Shortly after the Paris workers went on strike in 2008, the manufacturer announced it was shutting the factory and moving all operations to an existing plant in Hebron, Ky.
The Paris facility was closed at the end of 2009. ZF Boge produces rubber and metal brushing for use in the automotive industry.