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The Railway Labor Act, Third Edition

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This resource on the structure and case law of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) incorporates the perspectives of management, union, and neutrals. It includes vital background on the federal labor law of railways and airlines and references to more than 1,200 cases and is designed to maximize the effectiveness of negotiators or advocates.

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Chris A. Hollinger
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For representation disputes, major disputes, statutory disputes, and collective bargaining

Meticulously researched and written by leading practitioners from the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Committee on Railway and Airline Labor Law, The Railway Labor Act, Third Edition helps characterize the nature of a union-management dispute and identify how to pursue party interests. This complete, specialized resource on the structure and case law of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) incorporates the perspectives of management, union, and neutrals into an authoritative text comparable to the ABA/BNA treatise The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act in precision, scope, and ease of use.

The Railway Labor Act, Third Edition is the definitive resource to enrich case research and planning with vital background on the federal labor law of railways and airlines, including references to more than 1,200 cases, the text of the RLA, and the National Mediation Board (NMB) Rules and Manual. Designed to maximize the effectiveness of negotiators or advocates, the treatise presents balanced, exhaustive analysis from the experts on each issue or topic relating to the RLA, including scope of coverage, selection of a bargaining representative—a “soup to nuts” discussion of the NMB’s representation function, and judicial protection of employee RLA rights.

The Third Edition covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions in the airline and railroad industries, including discussion of the application of the NMB’s Merger Procedures, the effect of mergers and acquisitions on rights under existing collective bargaining agreements, the effect of the Surface Transportation Board’s protective conditions in the railroad industry, and the effect of the McCaskill-Bond amendment
  • Contract-formation decisions pertaining to collective bargaining agreements
  • Enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including discussion of procedural and substantive unconscionability

    AUTHOR

    Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
    CHRIS A. HOLLINGER , EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Chris A. Hollinger  is a partner in the San Francisco office of O’Melveny & Myers and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice. His practice includes all aspects of traditional labor and employment labor law, including wrongful termination, wage/hour matters, and employment discrimination.

    Railway and Airline Labor Law CommitteeABA Section of Labor and Employment Law


    CONTENTS

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