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The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association's filing Friday also asked for an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas, claiming the carrier has continued to take unilateral actions that violate terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations. Those steps include the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
"The new vaccine mandate unlawfully imposes new conditions of employment and the new policy threatens termination of any pilot not fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021," the legal filing said. "Southwest Airlines' additional new and unilateral modification of the parties' collective bargaining agreement is in clear violation of the RLA."
The airline blamed air traffic control issues and weather in Florida on Friday, saying the ripple effects put planes and employees out of place, and it had too few reserves [!] to pick up the slack....Southwest and its pilots union have steadfastly denied that workers walked off the job to protest a federal vaccine mandate. (The pilots sued the airline to stop the mandate.)
"The fact is the Florida weather on Friday and unexpected ATC issues on Friday night resulted in delays and cancellations across our network, and it just got us behind."
"They were just caught in a perfect storm," [Jon Jager aviation analyst] said, citing staffing levels [!], weather and flight crews running out of time because of the delays and cancellations. Pilots and flight attendants are only allowed to work a certain number of hours per day due to [union] contract[s] and government rules.
U.S. Northern District Justice David Hurd of Utica granted a preliminary injunction temporarily barring New York state and employers from enforcing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate against medical workers claiming a ["]legitimate religious exemption["]. Last month, Hurd issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the mandate in relation to ["]religious beliefs["].
static map of Art. III jurisdiction ("parts" of the whole)
color coded federal appellate ("circuit") territories, bf numeral; NB: state and federal judicial hierarchies are distinct, ie. a state's Supreme Ct. is not a "part" of Art. III; similarly, Art. I administrative law courts' jurisdictions (not shown) are limited to adjudicating procedural disputes (APA) between entitled "persons" and each fed agency's execution of regulations, delegated to them by the odious. An Art.I court may or may not refer a litigant to an inferior Art.III court.
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archived Can [JEAN] really do that?
Federal prosecutors indicted [Robert Dear, domestic trrst? "Hate crime" perp?] in 2019, but it remains to be seen whether he will be found mentally fit to stand trial.If convicted, Dear faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum penalty of death, although federal prosecutors have yet to confirm if they will seek the death penalty. Several victims of the incident sued Planned Parenthood in 2016. The case remains pending before Judge. Christopher Jay Baumann in the Denver County District Court.
If convicted, Dear faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum penalty of death, although federal prosecutors have yet to confirm if they will seek the death penalty. Several victims of the incident sued Planned Parenthood in 2016. The case remains pending before Judge. Christopher Jay Baumann in the Denver County District Court.
Five people sued Planned Parenthood [?!] in 2016, including Samantha Wagner whom Dear shot in the parking lot, along with her friends. A Colorado judge initially granted summary judgment in favor of Planned Parenthood, but the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed in February 2019, and the state Supreme Court affirmed."state actors" v "private persons": "How do you know that? I think that's a fact question," [SCOTX Justice Richard] Gabriel said. "If there was an armed guard watching this on a security monitory, couldn't that have saved lives?""Neither the FBI nor the Colorado Bureau of Investigation nor the National Security Administration [NSA] nor the Colorado Springs Police knew about Dear," Taylor said. "Not even his girlfriend knew what he was going to do."
"state actors" v "private persons": "How do you know that? I think that's a fact question," [SCOTX Justice Richard] Gabriel said. "If there was an armed guard watching this on a security monitory, couldn't that have saved lives?"
archived Magic Merrick POISED to reverse Trump Obama "policy"
Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are among the carriers that are federal contractors and subject to a Biden administration requirement that their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons.
Southwest's senior vice president of operations and hospitality, Steve Goldberg, and Julie Weber, vice president and chief people officer, wrote to staff on Friday that if employees' requests for an exemption haven't been approved by Dec. 8, they could continue to work while following mask and distancing guidelines until the request has been reviewed.
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