Air Line Pilots Association, International v. Mesa Airlines, Inc.
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 6/29/2017. (awac, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Air Line Pilots Association
Civil Action No. l;17-cv-236
Hon. Liam O'Grady
Hon. Theresa Buchanan
Mesa Airlines, Inc.,
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Mesa Airlines, Inc.'s Motion to
Dismiss. (Dkt. No. 10). Plaintiff filed a Complaint in this matter seeking injunctive relief for
violations of the Railway Labor Act. Defendant has moved to dismiss the Complaint on all
counts alleging that the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, and on Count III arguing that
Plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, The matter has been fully
briefed and the Court held a hearing on April 21, 2017. For the reasons discussed below, the
Court hereby GRANTS the Motion.
The Air Line Pilots Association, International ("ALPA") is the exclusive collective
bargaining representative of the "Mesa Pilots," a group including the Flight Deck Crew Members
employed by Mesa Airlines, Inc. ("Mesa") and Mesa Air Group, Inc. ("MAG"). ALPA's role as
the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the Mesa Pilots is coordinated by a
governing body known as Mesa Air Group Master Executive Council ("MAG MEC").
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