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The parties have incorporated mechanisms for intervention by special panels where they have encountered difficulty in the implementation of particular contract language. These have included a Sick Leave Harassment Panel,…

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Procedures under the Railway Labor Act: A panel discussion

A discussion of the emergency board procedures under the Railway Labor Act including the positive and negative aspects of the Act and procedures, crises in the collective bargaining machinery, and…

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Attorney Katz examines the integration of seniority rights in U.S. airline mergers and the complexity of the decisions facing arbitrators.

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TWA President Compton presents a short history of his career and of the company, including its 1988 buy-back of the company from Carl Icahn, in which employees acquired a 45%…

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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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The author recommends the use of non-traditional approaches to dispute resolution, increased sharing of information, and the involvement of neutrals with expertise in the industry. The author observes that disputes…

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Post-Merger Seniority Writes in the Airline Industry II. Mergers in the Airline Industry

A panel discussion of the history of airline mergers and the technology now being used to assist arbitrators to make decisions on seniority lists.

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A description of formalized procedures for interest arbitration that have been adopted in the airline industry, the purposes served by the procedures, and the role of the interest arbitrator. The…

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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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A brief history of the Railway Labor Act, the shortcomings of the current dispute resolution process, and alternative processes that might be more effective are presented. The authors urge NAA…

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