Federal judge orders rail unions to cross airline picket lines at NS, CSX in Ohio

The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio-Eastern Division, issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and UTU on September 7, ordering both unions to "notify their general chairpersons, local chairpersons, and employees under their jurisdiction that this Court has ordered that AMFA's picket lines be crossed" at CSX and Norfolk Southern.

On September 6 and 7, members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) established picket lines outside of CSX and Norfolk Southern properties in Toledo, Ohio. AMFA is engaged in a labor dispute with Northwest Airlines. BLET and UTU members honored the picket lines until the TRO forced them back to work.

The judge issued one TRO for CSX workers and one for NS workers. A complete copy of each is available on the BLET website.




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