Posts tagged Southwest Airlines

    Federal Judge Rejects Attempt by TWU Union and Southwest to Thwart Flight Attendant’s Religious Discrimination Suit

    May 11, 2022 // Carter resigned from union membership but was still forced to pay fees to TWU Local 556 as a condition of her employment. State Right to Work laws do not protect her from forced union fees because airline and railway employees are covered by the federal Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA allows union officials to have a worker fired for refusing to pay union dues or fees. But it does protect the rights of employees to remain nonmembers of the union, to criticize the union and its leadership, and advocate for changing the union’s current leadership.

    Southwest Airlines pilots union wins right to pursue lawsuit against Boeing

    April 5, 2022 // The suit was initially dismissed by a trial judge who barred the pilots from making any corrections to their initial suit. But now the 5th court of Appeals in Dallas has overturned the judge's dismissal and is allowing the Southwest Pilots Association to refile and push forward.