|Welcome to the NMB Help Desk|
We welcome you to the NMB Help Desk. The mission of the National Mediation Board (NMB) is to minimize work stoppages by facilitating harmonious labor relations for airlines and railroads engaged in interstate commerce or travel within the United States pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The Help Desk is the best NMB source of information regarding a broad range of employment and labor relations issues, particularly information about the RLA.
|About the Help Desk|
You are encouraged to use the Help Desk online, because it is heavily loaded with links internal to the Help Desk and external to the NMB and other web sites. Improving the Help Desk will be an on-going effort. Please note that calling or writing the NMB will not yield different answers. The Help Desk does not provide legal advice of any kind; see our full disclaimer.
|The Table of Contents|
1. Quick Agency Overview
2. Quick Links to typical Issues
3. Do you have a Complaint/problem or want to file a Claim or Charge?
a. Regarding An Airline
b. Regarding A Railroad
c. Regarding Employer That Is Not an Airline or Railroad
d. Regarding A Union
e. Regarding Government or Other Industries
4. Questions about Union Representation?
5. About the NMB and the RLA
a. NMB Jurisdiction, Responsibilities and Processes
b. NMB Case Information
c. NMB Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
d. General NMB Information
6. Other Information
a. Federal Government Phone Numbers
b. Statutory Disputes/Unfair Labor Practices (ULP)
c. Other Employment Laws (excluding the RLA)
d. Related Web Sites
e. Other Questions (not covered by the NMB Help Desk)
f. NMB Help Desk Disclaimer
g. Definitions used in the Help Desk
7. NMB Contact Information
a. To make an inquiry or request information, click here.
b. To make a comment about the NMB.
c. To make a comment about the Help Desk.
d. To contact the NMB Ombudsman, click here.