Flight Attendant Union Sues SkyWest for Illegal Termination and Fake Company Union

Flight Attendant Union Sues SkyWest for Illegal Termination and Fake Company Union

October 13, 2023 - This week, our union filed a federal lawsuit against SkyWest Airlines, the regional airline operating flights for Delta, Alaska, United, and American, for violations of the Railway Labor Act including illegal termination of union activists and unlawfully standing up a company union.

“This lawsuit is filed to remedy SkyWest Airlines’ extraordinary violations of the Railway Labor Act and interference with its Flight Attendants’ federal right to seek collective bargaining representation,” the complaint reads. “SkyWest unlawfully uses carrier funds to maintain and operate Defendant SkyWest Inflight Association, which it claims is the representative for its Flight Attendant employees. SIA has acknowledged in one of its Handbooks that ‘SkyWest …funds the SkyWest Inflight Association.’”

PRESS: Firings for Alleged Union Organizing at SkyWest Sparks Lawsuit From Flight Attendants Union, The Messenger

SkyWest Flight Attendants and AFA Activists Shane Price and Tresa Grange were illegally fired by the airline last month, as the Flight Attendants’ organizing campaign for AFA gained momentum. This illegal termination is in direct violation of the RLA, which the complaint outlines.

ACTION: Sign our petition to demand that SkyWest immediately rehire Shane and Tresa.

Do you know a SkyWest Flight Attendant? Invite them to join our OO It's Time Organizing Campaign today.

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