Midwest Pilots Sue Republic To Force Bargaining

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT) -- A group of Midwest Airlines Inc. pilots and their union filed a class action Thursday in Wisconsin to force the carrier's new parent company, Republic Airways Holdings Inc., to recognize the union.

Republic has violated a collective bargaining agreement it inherited when it bought Midwest, along with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, by refusing to deal with the Air Line Pilots Association, the ALPA and Midwest pilots said in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

The plaintiffs...
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