U.S. federal court sides with American Airlines Group over disruptions by mechanics union

The airline had accused the mechanics union of illegal slowdowns saying these these had materially affected its operations during the peak summer travel season.

In a development that significant aides the American Airlines Group Inc, a U.S. federal court has issued a permanent injunction against the Group’s mechanics union.

The airline had accused the mechanics union of illegal slowdowns saying these these had materially affected its operations during the peak summer travel season.

The judgment, issued in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, made permanent an earlier order against the TWU-IAM Association demanding the workers stop interfering in American’s operations.

In May, American had filed a lawsuit against the union after contract negotiations, which were overseen by a federal mediator, stalled.

At that point of time, American had alleged that the disruption by the union had caused hundreds of flight cancellations and increased maintenance delays.

The union had denied the accusations in court.

This order prohibits American Airlines Group Inc’s employees from “calling, permitting, instigating, authorizing, encouraging, participating in, approving, or continuing any form of disruption to or interference with American’s airline operations,” including a refusal to accept overtime or complete any maintenance repairs in the normal course of work.



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