American Airlines Wants Unions Sanctioned In Slowdown Suit

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 2:40 PM EDT) -- One day after securing a ruling permanently barring its mechanics unions from engaging in work slowdowns to gain leverage in contract negotiations, American Airlines has asked a federal judge in Texas to sanction the groups for allegedly continually violating the court's orders.

On Tuesday, the airline filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge John McBride to hit the unions — Transport Workers Union of America and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers — with contempt sanctions. The airline told the court that Judge McBride's own findings in issuing the permanent injunction Monday "reflect the devastating impact defendants' concerted job...

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