Former Continental Pilots Sue Union Over Merger Deal

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 2:01 PM EST) -- Six pilots who worked for Continental Airlines Inc. before its merger with United Airlines Inc. filed a putative class action in Texas federal court on Monday against the union representing them, saying it wrongly favored United pilots in its merged seniority list.

The former Continental pilots say that Air Line Pilots Association International-approved arbitrators used inaccurate and incomplete data at the behest of United pilots, who had more political clout, to determine the seniority list that ultimately shortchanged them.

“The arbitrators’ one-sided reliance on the United...
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