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The Railway Labor Act, Third Edition, with 2014 Cumulative Supplement

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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

Ordering Information

2012/1,002 pp. Hardcover/ISBN 978-1-57018-959-3/ABAWEB1959


Supplement Information

The 2014 Cumulative Supplement contains citations and discussion of notable judicial, administrative, and legislative developments between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, including:

  • Appellate court decisions highlighting the deference courts give to arbitration awards
    The NMB’s new 50 percent showing of interest requirement for merger transactions, adopted in response to the RLA amendments passed as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
  • NMB craft or class determinations
  • Court decisions addressing the scope of self-help under the RLA
  • Court decisions concerning whether and under what circumstances the RLA may preclude claims based on other federal laws or preempt state law claims

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2014/144 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-61746-441-6/#ABAWEB2441

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About the 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 Committee, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law


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Douglas W. Hall is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of FordHarrison, and a member of the firm’s Airline Practice Group.

Michael L. Winston is a partner in Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, N.Y.

Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

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