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    Default Atlas Air Prevails in Court Ruling Against Pilot Union for Illegal Slowdown

    PURCHASE, N.Y., July 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (collectively, “Atlas” or the “Company”), subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW), today said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has affirmed a federal district court ruling that ordered the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, and Local Union No. 1224 (collectively, the “IBT”) to stop an intentional and illegal work slowdown by Atlas pilots in violation of the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”). The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel blocks the union from continuing to engage in improper activities such as excessive sick calls on short notice or refusing to work overtime.

    In denying the IBT’s appeal, the Court of Appeals also affirmed the District Court’s decision that the IBT must maintain the status quo under the RLA and must continue to take affirmative action to prevent and to refrain from any form of interference with the Company’s operations.

    “We are very satisfied with this unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel, which affirms and sustains the preliminary injunction that was entered into 2017,” said William J. Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide.
    https://forextv.com/top-news/atlas-a...egal-slowdown/

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    Default Re: Atlas Air Prevails in Court Ruling Against Pilot Union for Illegal Slowdown

    Arbitrator rules in favor of Atlas Air in its labor dispute with pilots
    Aug 28, 2019: Atlas Air pilots, who fly packages for companies such as Amazon and DHL, lost the legal battle to secure a new work contract.

    A statement from the parent company, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, informed us that “The August 26, 2019 arbitration decision affirms that the merger provisions of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) apply in connection with Atlas Air’s acquisition of Southern Air, Inc. in April 2016.”

    While this is a win for Atlas Air, reports suggest that the union that represents its pilots, the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, will “pursue all remaining legal options” to avoid a contract resolved by an arbitrator.

    The union has been in violation of the existing CBA by refusing to follow the merger provisions for a new joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA), and by failing to present an integrated pilot seniority list to the company.

    In a separate, but related, proceeding, the union was also found to be in violation of the Southern Air CBA for refusing to follow the merger provisions for this JCBA on behalf of the Southern Air pilots.
    https://www.stattimes.com/arbitrator...lots-air-cargo

 

 

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