A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Amerijet must follow a district court order to arbitrate labor disputes with Teamsters who are temporarily based in the Caribbean.
This decision is the latest in a series of legal wins for the Teamsters against Amerijet. The union originally sued Amerijet in April 2012 after the company began illegally terminating workers who were stationed overseas under false legal premises.
“This case was decided in less than a week and the court’s ruling was less than 50 words,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “It has been almost a year since the Supreme Court declined to take this baseless case. Enough is enough; this company needs to stop the games and get back to the table to work with the pilots.”
The case is International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Amerijet International Inc., case number 15-15145, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million working men and women in the United States and Canada.