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BHD. OF MAINT. OF WAY EMPLOYEES v. UNION PAC. R.R. CO., 03-3083

As the underlying disputes are minor and thus not subject to the mandatory dispute resolution procedures of Railway Labor Act (RLA) section 2, plaintiff's motion for declaratory relief was properly denied. Enjoining plaintiff from engaging in a strike or other form of self-help against defendant was a proper means of holding it to its duty under the RLA to avoid interrupting commerce.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/05/2003
  • Decided 02/12/2004
  • Published 02/12/2004

Judges

  • FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • William L. Phillips, Chicago, IL, Richard S. Edelman (argued), O'Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, Washington, DC, Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Brenda J. Council (argued), Polk, Waldman, Wickman & Council, Omaha, NE, Thomas W. Cushing, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.