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RAILWAY LABOR ACT

In addition to the National Labor Relations Act, several Thompson Coburn labor lawyers focus their practice on matters under the Railway Labor Act. In fact, our Railway Labor Act clients include two of America’s five Class I railroads, a major U.S. regional airline, as well as the National Carriers’ Conference Committee, the bargaining agent of the nation’s largest railroad.

Over the last several years, we have succeeded in preventing unions from striking and from obtaining injunctions prohibiting railroad actions in federal courts in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. We were also lead counsel in the first Railway Labor Act arbitration to ever lead to an award of damages against a union, a result that we were able to uphold in court. Our attorneys also appear before the Surface Transportation Board and in the D.C. Circuit regarding labor protection issues in the railroad industry. For instance, in one case, we successfully persuaded the D.C. Circuit to overturn an arbitration award that had provided tens of millions of dollars in damages to employees displaced when a railroad decided to outsource its information technology function.

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St. Louis
314 552 6496

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Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6928

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Partner
Chicago
312 580 2218

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Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises executives and HR leaders on all aspects of employment litigation and labor disputes.

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St. Louis
314 552 6089

Conor provides counsel to management in various types of labor and employment disputes.

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Conor Neusel
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St. Louis
314 552 6507

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314 552 6095

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