Practical Law Glossary Item 7-517-3030 (Approx. 2 pages)
A dispute concerning rights and obligations under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) not assigned to an administrative agency to enforce. Examples include employees' right to select a union to bargain collectively in their interests and the obligation on employers and unions to bargain in good faith.
Statutory disputes are litigated in federal court. Remedies include:
Legal damages for violations of the RLA.
Equitable relief to stop or prevent violations of the RLA.
Statutory disputes are distinguishable from three other types of disputes flowing from the RLA: