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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:12 AM

Federal judge orders American Airlines mechanics to stop disrupting flights

A federal judge on Friday ordered unions that represent American Airlines mechanics not to interfere in the airline's operations.

The judge's order came after Fort Worth-based American asked for a temporary restraining order to end what it considers an illegal work slowdown by mechanics that is causing delayed and canceled flights.

Judge John McBryde in Fort Worth, Texas, said a temporary restraining order is warranted because American is likely to win on its claim that the Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are violating federal labor law.

Lawyers for the unions did not immediately respond to an email seeking their comment.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2019/06/14/american-airlines-accuses-mechanics-union-staging-devastating-slowdown

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Reply Federal judge orders American Airlines mechanics to stop disrupting flights (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
Fullduplexxx Jun 2019 #1
fescuerescue Jun 2019 #5
MasterofBiscuits Jun 2019 #2
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 #3
DFW Jun 2019 #4
MasterofBiscuits Jun 2019 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Refusing overtime? The court is ordering the mechanics to work overtime?

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:38 AM

5. Yes if the motivation for the refusal is to disrupt air travel

The way I read it, it's perfectly fine to refuse overtime. But if the motivation is simply to disrupt, then it's apparently an issue.

The courts frequently use motivation as the basis to compel or prohibit. For instance many of the injunctions against Trump actions, were based on his clear racist motivation.

Frankly I don't see how that can be accurate determined on an individual level, but I could see it being done across an organization. (i.e. overtime acceptance drops from 90% to 10% across the board, its not because everyone just made plans for the evening)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:25 AM

2. Wildcat strike?

 

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Response to MasterofBiscuits (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:32 AM

3. That's what it look likes.

The union officials claim that they aren't ordering any slowdowns.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:32 AM

4. Delayed and canceled flights on American are something unusual?

I didn't know they had any other kind.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:50 AM

6. HA!

 

true that.

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