CSOM's Twomey Joins Panel on Airline Contract Dispute

CSOM's Twomey Joins Panel on Airline Contract Dispute

President George W. Bush has appointed Prof. David P. Twomey (CSOM) to a three-member Presidential Emergency Board that will make recommendations to end a contract dispute between United Airlines and the company's machinists union.

The panel convened in Washington, DC, on Jan. 9 and is expected to make settlement recommendations within 30 days. The creation of the emergency panel by the president delayed for at least 60 days a strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents 13,000 UAL mechanics, against United, the nation's second largest air carrier.

Twomey, chairman of the CSOM Business Law Department and an expert in labor arbitration, has served on six previous Presidential Emergency Boards formed by presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton to mediate various railroad labor disputes.

He has also served as a mediator in a wide range of cases involving labor issues in the transportation, construction, technology, manufacturing, public utility and public employee sectors.

-Reid Oslin


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