Air Traffic Controller Suit Stalls In FAA Stalemate

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The national air traffic controllers' union has failed to convince a U.S. judge to force a federal panel to negotiate its labor negotiations stalemate with the Federal Aviation Administration.

In the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, a judge dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's suit against the Federal Service Impasses Panel and other federal agencies.

The suit had asked the court to mandate the panel to jump-start the union's negotiations with the FAA. But Judge Rosemary...
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