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Pilots Union Can't Disrupt US Airways In Labor Row: Judge

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday ordered the US Airline Pilots Association to stop encouraging members to sabotage airport operations in order to give the union greater leverage in its ongoing collective bargaining negotiations with US Airways Inc.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. granted the airline's injunction request, saying that in encouraging pilots to disrupt the efficiency of US Airways' business operations, the USAPA and union president Michael J. Cleary were violating the Railway Labor Act, which forbids such tactics.

“Because USAPA is...
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Case Information

Case Title

US Airways, Inc. v. US Airline Pilots Association

Case Number



North Carolina Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Railway Labor Act


Robert J. Conrad, Jr

Date Filed

July 29, 2011

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