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United Shakes Off Union Suit in Flight Attendant Mask Dispute

Jan. 28, 2022, 9:01 PM

United Airlines Inc. won its bid to dismiss claims that it violated the Railway Labor Act by investigating two unionized flight attendants who represented colleagues in disciplinary proceedings over alleged masking violations, after a federal court in Washington, D.C., said it lacked authority to hear the case.

The dispute arose after United issued warnings to two flight attendants who were reported by a coworker for violating the mask policy on a flight between Washington Dulles and London Heathrow in September 2020. This set off a chain of investigations conducted by both United and the Association of Flight Attendants, the union ...

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