July 17, 2019
NMB to American Workers: "Drop Dead"
Schedules, Then Cancels Negotiations
The Association had been demanding the Company meet with or without the NMB to resume and complete our negotiations.
Below is an opinion for those members in Local 591 who are not AMT's:
The law applies to all airline employees (and employees of airline contractors) in terms of PEOPLE covered. In terms of PROTECTED ACTIVITY it applies to federal standards applicable to air carrier safety.
For certain that would apply to stores clerks who are told to issue the wrong part or otherwise make do with something that does not conform to an applicable maintenance manual.
Automotive and facilities I guess gives me a bit of pause in terms of air carrier safety. But, for example, if the FAA requires that the carrier adopt procedures for the maintenance of facilities or baggage-related vehicles, then they would certainly be covered with respect to resisting violations of such FAA-required standards.
Moreover, I imagine anyone -- automotive and facilities included -- might get involved with airport/aircraft security issues if they are in a SIDA area.
(a) Discrimination against airline employees. No air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an air carrier may discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the employee (or any person acting pursuant to a request of the employee)--
(1) provided, caused to be provided, or is about to provide (with any knowledge of the employer) or cause to be provided to the employer or Federal Government information relating to any violation or alleged violation of any order, regulation, or standard of the Federal Aviation Administration or any other provision of Federal law relating to air carrier safety under this subtitle [49 USCS §§ 40101 et seq.] or any other law of the United States;