Atlas Air announces favorable court ruling against pilot union over slowdown
Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has affirmed a federal district court ruling that ordered the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, and Local Union No. 1224 to stop an intentional and illegal work slowdown by Atlas pilots in violation of the Railway Labor Act. The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel blocks the union from continuing to engage in improper activities such as excessive sick calls on short notice or refusing to work overtime. In denying the IBT's appeal, the Court of Appeals also affirmed the District Court's decision that the IBT must maintain the status quo under the RLA and must continue to take affirmative action to prevent and to refrain from any form of interference with the Company's operations.