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A description of the nature and operation of four and five-member boards in the airline industry and the circumstances in which use of bipartite boards is considered appropriate. Treatment of…

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A discussion of the experience of the Airline Pilots Association and U.S. carriers in addressing the problems of alcohol and substance abuse, and issues in arbitrating related cases. The impact…

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A description of tripartite airline system boards of adjustment, and changes in their functioning that resulted from Railway Labor Act mandates and collective-bargaining agreements. Case law in which NLRB decisions…

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Labor relations and arbitration post – 9/11:The US Airways experience

Panelists representing the management of US Airways, the pilots union, the CWA (representing employees at the ticket counters, gates and in reservations), and flight attendants discuss the effects on contract…

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Piloting Through the Merger II. Panel Discussion

A representative of the Air Line Pilots Association, United Airlines, the National Mediation Board, and the NAA discuss the issues raised and factors considered in airline merger related disputes arbitration.

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Alcohol is an “addictive drug” with a particular American concern, following the experiment with Prohibition. In industry, concern with alcoholism was centered on a “job performance criterion”; that is, whether…

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Airlines: The Industry’s Future: It’s Up in the Air

A panel discussion of the grievance procedures used to address the unique dispute resolution problems of the ALPA and AFA unions. At United Airlines, an unwieldy backlog of cases was…

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Arbitration in the airlines

A legal and historical overview of arbitration in the airline industry; a description of the variety of structures and procedures of system boards; a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages…

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