Settlement of Disputes
In Chapter 3, the negotiation process of the Railway Labor Act was presented from a broad perspective. The objective of this chapter is to more closely examine particular aspects of this process. In general, the focus of this chapter is upon how case law has applied the negotiation provisions of the RLA.
Six areas related to the settlement of disputes are studied in greater detail. First, major and minor disputes are distinguished. Second, the role of air transport system boards of adjustment within the RLA is defined. Third, the purpose of emergency boards is defined. Fourth, the related concepts of impasse, economic self-help, and reinstatement are studied. Fifth, strikes, secondary boycotts, and injunctions under the RLA are examined. Finally, RLA restrictions on subcontracting are analyzed.
AIRLINE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, ETC. v. TEXAS INT'L AIRLINES, INC. 411 F Supp. 954 (S.D. TX. 1976)
NOEL, District Judge:
[Texas International Airlines (Airline) and Airline Flight Attendants (Flight Attendants) exchanged Section 6 notices in March 1975. Negotiations continued until a tentative agreement was reached on August 8, 1975.