Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Granted Preliminary Injunction against IBT

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 4, 2017 14:37

Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Granted Preliminary Injunction against IBT

Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, have been granted their request for a preliminary injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requires the IBT to meet its obligations under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and stop its illegal and intentional work slowdown.

In granting the company’s request, the Court further ordered the IBT to take affirmative action to prevent and to refrain from continuing any form of interference with the company’s operations or any other concerted refusal to perform normal pilot operations consistent with the status quo, in violation of the RLA.

Atlas Air states that it continues to negotiate with the IBT for a joint contract for Atlas and Southern Air crewmembers in connection with the pending merger, and that it “remains committed to completing the bargaining process in a timely manner and in the best interests of all parties.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 4, 2017 14:37