982 F.2d 1215 (8th Cir. 1992), 91-3549, Thomas v. Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers Intern. Union, Local No. 433

Docket Nº:91-3549, 91-3553, 92-1563 and 92-1591.
Citation:982 F.2d 1215
Party Name:Selman THOMAS, Jr., also known as Joe Thomas, Jr.; Lloyd Anderson; David Bell; Dale John Burk; Dennis Canterbury; John Conner; Curtis Cotton; Michael DeJaynes; Ressie Estell; Paul Flower; David Foster; Donald Froien; Lacinda George, Personal Representative of the Estate of James George; Eddie Gill; Ivan Heesacker; Robert Hinsley; Josephine James; C
Case Date:December 31, 1992
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
 
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982 F.2d 1215 (8th Cir. 1992)

Selman THOMAS, Jr., also known as Joe Thomas, Jr.; Lloyd

Anderson; David Bell; Dale John Burk; Dennis Canterbury;

John Conner; Curtis Cotton; Michael DeJaynes; Ressie

Estell; Paul Flower; David Foster; Donald Froien;

Lacinda George, Personal Representative of the Estate of

James George; Eddie Gill; Ivan Heesacker; Robert Hinsley;

Josephine James; Calvin Jewett; Ralph Johnson; Kent

Jorgesen; Patricia Livengood; Clyde Moore; Percy Moore;

James Nash; Robert Peters; John Pittman; Sylvio

Rebolloso; Jane Reed; Wayne Shaffar; Paul Stone; Rose

Mascarello, Personal Representative of the Estate of James

Thompson; James Walker; Clayton Welch; Ishanwee Wrenn;

Gerald Carew; Thomas Hayden; Melvin Wade, Jr.; William

Marsh; Mary L. Fillbach, Personal Representative of the

Estate of Robert Fillbach; Shirley Huston, Personal

Representative of the Estate of Lewis Huston, Appellants,

v.

BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY AND TOBACCO WORKERS INTERNATIONAL

UNION, LOCAL # 433; Metz Baking Company, Appellees,

Curtis Burton; Clark Cowing; Tom B. Miller; Donita Wimer;

Bernard Vontersch; Audrey Leahy; Joan Delesene; Mary L.

Ardery; Junior Lee Hoxsie; Annie C. Moore; Bob Herman;

Gary Wasinger; Barbara Wasinger; Mark Boro; Bessie

Sherrod; Richard Timperley; Thomas J. Mathis; William T.

Adams; Patrick Laughlin; Matthew L. Seeman; Mark

Martinez; Jim Hudson; John P. Gue; Larry Stryker; Kirk

Keller; Steve Keithley; Jack Hotz, Jr.; Margaret

Hilliard; Carlotta Chapman; Gary Kjar; Jan Hall; David

Kunkle; Ronald Black; Homer C. Jackson; Rondell Guffey;

Joy Southall; Janelle Swafford; Delores Urkevich; William

H. Bailey; Brenda J. Brown; Emma J. Martin; Dave Hawkins;

Dana McCoy; Donnie Parks; Bernie H. Bell; Edmon J.

Flury; Kathryn Nelson; Carolyn L. Dibelka; William J.

Miller; Taral E. Clift; L.Z. Steen; Douglas O'Leary;

Rodger Vordestrasse; Robert Heib; Tim Schneckloth; Alvin

Ward; Richard Lindaer; Harold Poppino; Mary Wright; Doug

Woodworth; Richard Wills; R.P. Moore; Fred Sherrill;

Riley A. Gunter; Richard Carter; Bob Wyskowski; Lorrie

Griffis; Barb Griffin; Richard Farris; Donna Adams,

Intervenors/Appellees.

Selman THOMAS, Jr., also known as Joe Thomas, Jr.; Lloyd

Anderson; David Bell; Dale John Burk; Dennis Canterbury;

John Conner; Curtis Cotton; Michael DeJaynes; Ressie

Estell; Paul Flower; David Foster; Donald Froien;

Lacinda George, Personal Representative of the Estate of

James George; Eddie Gill; Ivan Heesacker; Robert Hinsley;

Josephine James; Calvin Jewett; Ralph Johnson; Kent

Jorgesen; Patricia Livengood; Clyde Moore; Percy Moore;

James Nash; Robert Peters; John Pittman; Sylvio

Rebolloso; Jane Reed; Wayne Shaffar; Paul Stone; Rose

Mascarello, Personal Representative of the Estate of James

Thompson; James Walker; Clayton Welch; Ishanwee Wrenn;

Gerald Carew; Thomas Hayden; Melvin Wade, Jr.; William

Marsh; Mary L. Fillbach, Personal Representative of the

Estate of Robert Fillbach; Shirley Huston, Personal

Representative of the Estate of Lewis Huston, Appellees,

v.

Curtis BURTON; Clark Cowing; Tom B. Miller; Donita Wimer;

Bernard Vontersch; Audrey Leahy; Joan Delesene; Mary L.

Ardery; Junior Lee Hoxsie; Annie C. Moore; Bob Herman;

Gary Wasinger; Barbara Wasinger; Mark Boro; Bessie

Sherrod; Richard Timperley; Thomas J. Mathis; William T.

Adams; Patrick Laughlin; Matthew L. Seeman; Mark

Martinez; Jim Hudson; John P. Gue; Larry Stryker; Kirk

Keller; Steve Keithley; Jack Hotz, Jr.; Margaret

Hilliard; Carlotta Chapman; Gary Kjar; Jan Hall; David

Kunkle; Ronald Black; Homer C. Jackson; Rondell Guffey;

Joy Southall; Janelle Swafford; Delores Urkevich; William

H. Bailey; Brenda J. Brown; Emma J. Martin; Dave Hawkins;

Dana McCoy; Donnie Parks; Bernie H. Bell; Edmon J.

Flury; Kathryn Nelson; Carolyn L. Dibelka; William J.

Miller; Taral E. Clift; L.Z. Steen; Douglas O'Leary;

Rodger Vordestrasse; Robert Heib; Tim Schneckloth; Alvin

Ward; Richard Lindaer; Harold Poppino; Mary Wright;

Doug Woodworth; Richard Wills; R.P. Moore; Fred Sherrill;

Riley A. Gunter; Richard Carter; Bob Wyskowski; Lorrie

Griffis; Barb Griffin; Richard Farris; Donna Adams,

Intervenors/Appellants.

Nos. 91-3549, 91-3553, 92-1563 and 92-1591.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

December 31, 1992

        Submitted Oct. 12, 1992.

        Judgment Denying Petition for Rehearing Feb. 12, 1993.

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        Thomas G. Young, Omaha, NE, argued, for appellants.

        Robert MacDonald Smith, Sioux City, IA, and Neil B. Danberg and M.H. Weinberg, Omaha, NE, argued, for appellees.

        Before RICHARD S. ARNOLD, Chief Judge, WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge, and LARSON, [*] Senior District Judge.

        RICHARD S. ARNOLD, Chief Judge.

        This is the end of a dispute which began in February of 1983 when the defendant, Metz Baking Company, purchased most of the assets of Interstate Brands Corporation (IBC). The purchase included the plant on Leavenworth Street in Omaha, Nebraska, where the plaintiffs, forty former employees of IBC, worked. The problem arose when Metz closed down its own Omaha bakery and transferred those employees to the Leavenworth plant. Metz then "end-tailed" the former IBC employees, which means it placed them at the bottom of the plantwide seniority list....

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