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Disputed Ruling by Moeller Cited in Negotiations

A story filed from Moraine, Ohio, says the long-running labor dispute between Delphi Corp. and the union representing hourly workers at its Moraine air-conditioning compressor plant moved a step closer to resolution Monday. Workers approved a tentative four-year local contract with the Troy, Mich.-based auto parts supplier that will trigger Delphi's withdrawal of a federal lawsuit against the union and retirement buyouts for as many as 188 of the workers. Also upon ratification, the union said Delphi agreed to withdraw its lawsuit against the IUE-CWA in U.S. District Court in Dayton. In the lawsuit, filed in November, Delphi argues the arbitrator in the case -- LON MOELLER, a business professor at the University of Iowa -- overstepped his bounds and that his ruling is a financial drain on the company, costing it $43.5 million in 2003 and another $50 million this year.

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