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ABM victorious in jurisdictional matter involving RLA and NLRA precedents

February 2018

Jones Day successfully represented client ABM Onsite Services – West, Inc. before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), D.C. Circuit, and the National Mediation Board (NMB) in a matter involving which federal labor law applied to its employees at the Portland, Oregon airport. After the D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded the NLRB’s holding that ABM was subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) rather than the Railway Labor Act (RLA), the NLRB referred the question to the NMB. In a decision issued on February 26, 2018, the NMB concluded that ABM was subject to the RLA, and reaffirmed its commitment to the test it historically used in resolving such questions – a significant victory not just for ABM but for all airline service providers.

ABM Onsite Services West - Inc. v. NLRB, Case Nos. 15-1299, 15-1347 (D.C. Cir.)

For additional information about this matter, please contact: Douglas W. Hall

Client(s): ABM Industries, Inc.
Practice(s): Labor & Employment
Office(s): Washington