Air Line Pilots Association, International v. Mesa Airlines, Inc.

Filing 18

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 6/29/2017. (awac, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division Air Line Pilots Association International, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. l;17-cv-236 Hon. Liam O'Grady Hon. Theresa Buchanan Mesa Airlines, Inc., Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION 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. I. BACKGROUND 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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