Railway Labor Act
We represent clients in the full range of matters arising under the Railway Labor Act. We advise clients through the complexities of the RLA and related collective bargaining issues. Our RLA practice has used all forums of dispute resolution, including federal and state court litigation and boards of arbitration in both "rights" and "interests" disputes. The combination of our experience, expertise and knowledge allows us to find effective solutions to labor issues that arise in industries affected by the RLA.
What is the Railway Labor Act?
Essentially, railroad and airline industries are governed by US labor laws through the Railway Labor Act. Originally it was enforced by the Board of Mediation, but later a National Mediation Board was created to enforce its provisions. The Railway Labor Act resolves labor disputes through strikes instead bargaining, arbitration, and mediation. It was enacted in 1926 and amended in 1934 and 1936.
To learn more about the Federal Railway Labor Act, contact our Seattle lawyers.