The union has so far refused to verify the recall petition. In order to protect the rights of those members signing the petition, a lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-339).
Ms. Jackson added, "The requisite number of signatures has been delivered to the Executive Board but they refuse to verify the signatures and honor the will of the members. This will not stand. Our brothers and sisters deserve to be heard. They will be heard."
The recall petition is not an action against Southwest Airlines, rather, it is a governance option authorized by the by-laws of the union. The lawsuit is also not against Southwest Airlines, but instead seeks class action status against the union on behalf of the thousands of members who signed the recall petition.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are represented by attorney Joshua A. Verde of The Verde Law Firm, PLLC in Houston, Texas.
More information about the recall and updates on the case can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/recall556now
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SOURCE The Verde Law Firm, PLLC