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Workplace Violence

A federal appeals court has refused to overrule a union grievance board’s decision to reinstate a pilot after he was fired after violating workplace violence rules. The court noted that the pilot’s actions, shooting a gun at a DVD containing a union agreement and then distributing a video of the shooting, was a political statement, not an act of violence. (NetJets Aviation, Inc., v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, No. 063851, 2007)NetJets v Teamsters.pdf