A federal judge has approved a request by the Teamsters union to compel Norwalk, Connecticut-based AMEC construction company to arbitrate a dispute over employment of drivers at the Edge-on-Hudson project in Sleepy Hollow.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel denied AMEC’s motion to dismiss the Teamsters Local 456 complaint, and ruled that AMEC was bound by agreements that require disputes to be arbitrated.
AMEC recognized the Teamsters as the sole bargaining agent for its drivers for all on-site trucking and all deliveries to and from the site. The agreement incorporated terms under another collective bargaining agreement that required disputes to be handled by the American Arbitration Association.

In April 2017, the Teamsters claim that a company official said it would replace union drivers with nonunion employees, to be more competitive. After the layoffs, the union alleges that nonunion workers were seen doing jobs covered by the collective bargaining agreements.
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