Court Rejects Teamsters’ Strike-Related Claims Against Airline
The Teamsters' Airline Division, which represents approximately 40,000 employees in the U.S. airline industry, filed a lawsuit against our client Amerijet International, Inc., a cargo air carrier based in Miami and servicing various cities in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The lawsuit alleged various claims under the Railway Labor Act, including multiple retaliation allegations as well as breach of contract claims and an attempt to enforce ten different System Board of Adjustment awards. The case arose out of certain actions taken by Amerijet during and after a brief strike by the Teamsters. Soon after the Teamsters’ complaint was filed in federal court in Miami we moved for summary judgment. The court granted summary judgment in favor of Amerijet on all counts.