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Ninth Circuit Holds No Status Quo Obligation During First Contract Negotiations Under Railway Labor Act

On June 8, 2015, in International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airlines Division v. Allegiant Air, LLC, No. 14-16465 (June 8, 2015), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), employers are not precluded from unilaterally changing working conditions during negotiation of an initial collective bargaining agreement. The Allegiant decision reaffirmed the court’s earlier ruling in International Brotherhood Of Teamsters v. North American Airlines, 518 F.3d 1052 (9th Cir. 2008).