Judge Tosses United Pilots' Fight Against Union

Law360, New York (September 17, 2009, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A judge has thrown out a class of furloughed United Air Lines Inc. pilots' claims that their union failed to represent them fairly by allowing them to become ineligible to receive some of $550 million in retirement benefits during the airline's bankruptcy proceedings.

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied summary judgment Tuesday for the plaintiffs and granted it for the Air Line Pilots Association International, ruling that the union did not violate the Railway Labor Act...
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