Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment, Central Region
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 7, 2009
|Dec 8, 2009||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2009|
Holding: Federal law provides for the binding arbitration of labor disputes involving railroads. The Court had agreed to decide whether (i) a court may overturn an arbitration award on the ground that it was unconstitutional, and (ii) the arbitration ruling in this case was in fact unconstitutionally retroactive. But it did not rule on those issues because it concluded that the arbitration violated the relevant federal statute.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on December 8, 2009.
- A statutory answer to a constitutional question (Anna Christensen)
- Argument Preview: Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment (Anna Christensen)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Brief for Respondents Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment, Central Region
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Brief for the National Railway Labor Conference, the Association of American Railroads, and the Airline Industrial Relations Conference in support of Petitioner
- Brief for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, National Division in Support of Respondent