American Airlines Unions Can't Undo Consolidation: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Friday that the Transport Workers Union of America had the authority to merge five local unions representing American Airlines Inc. mechanics, rejecting the TWU locals' bid to unwind the consolidation.

The three-judge panel affirmed a district court finding the TWU was within its rights to consolidate the five locals, rejecting their argument that the union's interpretation of its constitution was patently unreasonable.

“TWU’s actions fall wholly within the scope of the authority granted to it,” the appeals court ruled. “TWU reasonably exercised...
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Case Information

Case Title

Transport Workers Union of Ame v. Transport Workers Union of Ame

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3740 Railway Labor Act

Date Filed

April 5, 2013

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