US Airways Pilots’ Seniority Suit V. Union Tossed

Law360, New York (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has grounded a suit filed by a group of US Airways pilots claiming the US Airline Pilots Association union failed to use appropriate start dates to determine their positions on a seniority list after the airline merged with America West Airlines Inc., finding the claims not yet ripe.

Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. dismissed the case on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, ruling that the plaintiffs' claim that USAPA breached its duty of fair representation...
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