Mealey's Labor & Employment - 2nd Circuit: Arbitrator's Collateral Estoppel Application Did Not Exceed Powers

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 2nd Circuit: Arbitrator's Collateral Estoppel Application Did Not Exceed Powers

NEW YORK - An arbitrator acted within his authority when he applied the doctrine of collateral estoppel against American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 6, reversing the judgment of a trial court (American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO v. United States Postal Service, No. 13-2579, 2nd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10641).

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