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Date: 02-22-2024

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James Chapoy v. Union Pacific Railroad

Case Number: 3:20-cv-00169

Judge: Jeffrey V. Brown

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Galveston County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Galveston, Texas insurance defense lawyer represented the Defendant.

Description: Galveston, Texas personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued on Railroad Labor Act claiming to have been harmed from exposure to asbestos.

The Railway Labor Act (RLA; 45 U.S.C. §§ 151 et seq.) governs disputes between railway carriers and
labor unions. Beginning in 2019, labor unions representing railway employees and the National Carriers’
Conference Committee (which represents the railway carriers) took part in direct negotiations over
employee pay, hours of service, and benefits. In September 2022, following recommendations by the
Presidential Emergency Board, the parties reached a tentative agreement, subject to ratification by union
members. During October and November 2022, the members of four unions voted to reject their contracts
with the carriers, jeopardizing the agreement. Following these events, the unions entered into a “cooling-
off period” that was scheduled to end on December 9, 2022, which could have culminated into a
nationwide railway strike. To avoid a strike, the 117th Congress passed H. J. Res 100, implementing the
recommendations of the Presidential Emergency Board. President Biden signed the joint resolution into
law on December 2, 2022.

Outcome: Notice of Appeal to Earl Landers Vickery. Attorneys of record at the Circuit may download the record from the Court of Appeals. (USCA No. 24-40073), filed.(DorinaReyna, 1) (Entered: 02/22/2024)

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