SAN FRANCISCO — In an action that stands to drag out Vallejo, Calif.’s already 16-month-old bankruptcy proceedings, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers plans to appeal a court ruling allowing  the city to reject its collective bargaining agreements.

Michael McManus, chief judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, earlier this week allowed the city to reject the union contract. A lawyer for the IBEW, which represents frontline non-public safety workers, said the union plans to appeal the ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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