1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Hearing held before U.S. District Court over remote control issue

CLEVELAND, May 17 -- A hearing was held on May 15, 2002 before U. S. District Judge Gottshall on BLE's Motion to Enforce or Amend the Injunction issued on January 16, 2002 in the Class I Railroads' action on remote control. At that time, the District Court enjoined BLE and its subordinate entities and members from striking over remote control operations and directing BLE to arbitration.

Since the January decision, the carriers have refused BLE's proposals for a fair and impartial arbitration, and the UTU interjected itself into the process as a full participant on the basis of a ruling in 1998 won by the BLE in the Eighth Circuit.

At the hearing, BLE urged the court to join UTU as an indispensable party to the case and then to vacate the injunction or set up an expedited arbitration process with a fair and impartial panel and the neutral member or members of the panel having to side with the majority.

The court made UTU a party and denied BLE's motion for the court to condition continuation of the injunction by prescribing the method to choose the panel, the panel's composition, and a means to break any deadlock. The court directed BLE to invoke the procedures specified in Section 3, Second of the Railway Labor Act. Judge Gottshall also informed BLE that it should come back to her after the merits decision of the Section 3, Second Board if the issues raised by BLE were not satisfactorily answered by the arbitrator.

Friday, May 17, 2002
bentley@ble-t.org

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
No charges yet for pickup driver in Metrolink train crash 'mistake'
Lawyer: Truck driver did 'all he could' before Metrolink crash
Details emerge on Metrolink crash; Engineer had 42 years on the job
President Obama talks oil train safety in Oregon television interview
Tracks reopen where CSX oil train derailed in W.Va.
Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules
McKeesport incident among derailments that prompt Pa. Senator Casey to push crude by rail rule
AAR: Weekly rail traffic down 11.5 percent from 2014 levels for week ending February 21
Head of Keolis says MBTA system should be back to full service by March 30
Mass. highway czar named interim MBTA boss
Railroad conspiracy case has picked up steam
BNSF spending includes rail yard in Edgerton
11 historical maps and charts that explain the birth of Amtrak
Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe