Machinists v. Central Airlines
372 U.S. 682 (1963)

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Machinists v. Central Airlines, 372 U.S. 682 (1963)

Machinists v. Central Airlines

No. 61

Argued February 19-20, 1963

Decided April 15, 1963

372 U.S. 682


A suit in a Federal District Court to enforce an award of an airline system board of adjustment, created by a contract between an airline and a labor union pursuant to § 204 of the Railway Labor Act and whose decisions are final and binding upon the parties, arises out of the Railway Labor Act, and is governed by federal law. Therefore, it is (1) a suit arising under a law of the United States of which the District Court has jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1331, if the jurisdictional amount is involved, and (2) a suit arising under a law regulating commerce of which the District Court has jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1337, irrespective of the amount involved. Pp. 372 U. S. 682-696.

295 F.2d 209 reversed.

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