AmeriJet Crew Update

Teamsters Local 769-Supreme Court Update (9.1.15)


As many of you are aware, we have had multiple grievances tied into our ongoing matters in the Federal Court of the United States, including but not limited to Port of Spain.  The position of the Union has been the same since day one and that is the following – “open grievance(s) should be heard in front of an arbitrator.”  We are proud to announce that Teamsters Local 769 has prevailed and we have recently received notice of said decision. “While there may be merit in AmeriJet’s argument”, the Court of Appeals decided that AmeriJet is making this argument in the wrong forum.  It is now the role of the arbitrator to determine whether those collective bargaining agreements apply to the aggrieved employees and whether those employees are entitled to relief on the merits of their claim.  As such, the Court grants the Teamster’s a motion to compel the arbitration of grievances in Counts II and III.  Our lawyers are currently in the process to begin scheduling the above mentioned open grievances, as we will keep you posted on the progress.

Below you will find the 2 page court ruling which you may view or download if your device is unable to display these documents.

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