major dispute

noun

Legal Definition of major dispute

: a labor dispute that pursuant to the Railway Labor Act concerns the making or modification rather than the interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement

called also new contract dispute

— compare minor dispute

Note: Under the Railway Labor Act, which is also referred to in airline cases, a major dispute must go to mediation or arbitration if necessary.

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“Major dispute.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/major%20dispute. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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