CHAPTER 421 -- LABOR-MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS                    
                                                                               
                SUBCHAPTER I -- EMPLOYEE PROTECTION PROGRAM                    
      Sec.                                                                     
      42101.  Definitions.                                                     
      42102.  Payments to eligible protected employees.                        
      42103.  Duty to hire protected employees.                                
      42104.  Congressional review of regulations.                             
      42105.  Airline Employees Protective Account.                            
      42106.  Ending effective date.                                           
                                                                               
      SUBCHAPTER II -- MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS AND LABOR REQUIREMENTS OF         
                                AIR CARRIERS                                   
      42111.  Mutual aid agreements.                                           
      42112.  Labor requirements of air carriers.                              
                                                                               
                SUBCHAPTER I -- EMPLOYEE PROTECTION PROGRAM                    
                                                                               
      Sec. 42101. Definitions                                                  
            (a) General. -- In this subchapter --                              
                (1) "eligible protected employee" means a protected            
            employee who is deprived of employment, or who is adversely        
            affected related to compensation, because of a qualifying          
            dislocation.                                                       
                (2) "major contraction" means a reduction (except as           
            provided in subsection (b) of this section) of at least 7.5        
            percent in the number of full-time employees of an air             
            carrier within a 12-month period, except for employees             
            deprived of employment because of a strike or whose                
            employment is ended for cause.                                     
                (3) "protected employee" means an individual who on            
            October 24, 1978, had been employed for at least 4 years by        
            an air carrier that held a certificate under section 401 of        
            the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, but does not include a           
            director or officer of a corporation.                              
                (4) "qualifying dislocation" means a bankruptcy or             
            major contraction of an air carrier holding a certificate          
            under section 41102 of this title when the Secretary of            
            Transportation finds the bankruptcy or contraction                 
            occurred after December 31, 1978, and before January 1,            
            1989, the major cause of which was the change in regulatory        
            structure provided by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.        
            (b) Major Contraction. -- The Secretary may find a                 
      reduction of less than 7.5 percent of the number of full-time            
      employees is part of a major contraction if the Secretary decides        
      another reduction is likely to occur within the 12-month period          
      in which the first reduction occurs that, when included with the         
      first reduction, will result in a total reduction of more than           
      7.5 percent.                                                             
                                                                               
      Sec. 42102. Payments to eligible protected employees                     
            (a) Authority To Pay and Applications for Payments. --             
      Subject to amounts provided in an appropriation law, the                 
      Secretary of Labor shall make monthly assistance payments, moving        
      expense payments, and reimbursement payments as provided under           
      this section to an eligible protected employee whose employment          
      is not ended for cause.  The employee must apply to receive the          
      payments and cooperate with the Secretary in finding other               
      employment.                                                              
            (b) Number and Amount of Payments. -- (1) Subject to               
      amounts provided in an appropriation law, an eligible protected          
      employee shall receive 72 monthly assistance payments.  However,         
      an eligible protected employee deprived of employment may not            
      receive a payment after obtaining other employment.  For each            
      class or craft of protected employees, the Secretary of Labor,           
      after consulting with the Secretary of Transportation, shall             
      prescribe by regulation guidelines for computing the amount of           
      each monthly assistance payment to be made to a member of the            
      class or craft and what percentage of salary that payment                
      represents.                                                              
            (2) The amount of a monthly payment payable under paragraph        
      (1) of this subsection to an eligible protected employee                 
      shall be reduced --                                                      
                (A) by unemployment compensation the employee receives;        
            or                                                                 
                (B) if the employee does not accept reasonably                 
            comparable employment, to an amount the employee would be          
            entitled to receive if the employee had accepted the               
            employment.                                                        
            (3) If accepting comparable employment to avoid a reduction        
      in the monthly assistance payment under paragraph (2) of                 
      this subsection would force an eligible protected employee               
      to relocate, the employee may decide not to relocate.                    
      Instead of the payments provided under this section, the                 
      employee may receive the lesser of 3 payments or the                     
      maximum number of payments that remain to be paid under                  
      paragraph (1) of this subsection.                                        
            (c) Moving Expenses and Reimbursements. -- (1) Subject to          
      amounts provided in an appropriation law, an eligible protected          
      employee who relocates shall receive --                                  
                (A) reasonable moving expense payments to move the             
            employee and the employee's immediate family; and                  
                (B) reimbursement payments for a loss incurred in              
            selling the employee's principal place of residence for            
            less than fair market value or in cancelling a lease on, or        
            contract to buy, the residence.                                    
            (2) The Secretary of Labor shall decide on the amount of           
      the moving expenses and the fair market value of the                     
      residence.                                                               
                                                                               
      Sec. 42103. Duty to hire protected employees                             
            (a) Rehiring Protected Employees. -- A protected employee          
      of an air carrier regulated by the Secretary of Transportation           
      who was furloughed or whose employment was ended by the carrier          
      (except for cause) before October 23, 1988, is entitled to be the        
      first employed in the occupational specialty of the employee,            
      regardless of the employee's age, by any other air carrier               
      holding a certificate under section 41102 of this title before           
      October 24, 1978.  However, the air carrier may recall its               
      furloughed employees before hiring a protected employee of               
      another air carrier regulated by the Secretary who was furloughed        
      or whose employment was ended by the other carrier (except for           
      cause) before October 23, 1988.  An employee hired by an air             
      carrier under this section retains seniority and recall rights           
      with the air carrier that furloughed or ended the employment of          
      the employee.                                                            
            (b) Duties of Secretary of Labor. -- The Secretary of Labor        
      --                                                                       
                (1) shall establish and publish periodically a list of         
            jobs available with an air carrier holding a certificate           
            under section 41102 of this title that includes necessary          
            information and detail;                                            
                (2) shall assist eligible protected employees to find          
            other employment;                                                  
                (3) shall encourage negotiations between air carriers          
            and representatives of employees on rehiring practices and         
            seniority; and                                                     
                (4) may require an air carrier to file with the                
            Secretary information necessary to carry out this section.         
                                                                               
      Sec. 42104. Congressional review of regulations                          
            (a) Definition. -- In this section, "legislative day" means        
      a calendar day on which both Houses of Congress are in session.          
            (b) Submission to Congress. -- The Secretary of Labor may          
      not prescribe a regulation under this subchapter until 30                
      legislative days after the regulation is submitted to the                
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate         
      and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House        
      of Representatives.                                                      
            (c) Effectiveness of Regulations. -- A proposed regulation         
      under this subchapter shall be submitted to Congress and becomes         
      effective only if, during the period of 60 legislative days after        
      the regulation is submitted to Congress, either House does not           
      pass a resolution disapproving the regulation.  However, if              
      Congress adopts a resolution approving the regulation during the         
      60-day period, the regulation is effective on that date.                 
                                                                               
      Sec. 42105. Airline Employees Protective Account                         
            The Department of Labor has an Airline Employees Protective        
      Account consisting of amounts appropriated to it. An amount              
      necessary to carry out this subchapter, including administrative         
      expenses, may be appropriated to the Account annually.                   
                                                                               
      Sec. 42106. Ending effective date                                        
            This subchapter is not effective after the last day the            
      Secretary of Labor must make a payment under this subchapter.            
                                                                               
              SUBCHAPTER II -- MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS AND LABOR                 
                        REQUIREMENTS OF AIR CARRIERS                           
      Sec. 42111. Mutual aid agreements                                        
            An air carrier that will receive payments from another air         
      carrier under an agreement between the air carriers for the time         
      the one air carrier is not providing foreign air transportation,         
      or is providing reduced levels of foreign air transportation,            
      because of a labor strike must file a true copy of the agreement         
      with the Secretary of Transportation and have it approved by the         
      Secretary under section 41309 of this title.  Notwithstanding            
      section 41309, the Secretary shall approve the agreement only if         
      it provides that --                                                      
                (1) the air carrier will receive payments of not more          
            than 60 percent of direct operating expenses, including            
            interest expenses, but not depreciation or amortization            
            expenses;                                                          
                (2) benefits may be paid for not more than 8 weeks, and        
            may not be for losses incurred during the first 30 days of         
            a strike; and                                                      
                (3) on request of the striking employees, the dispute          
            will be submitted to binding arbitration under the Railway         
            Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 151 et seq.).                                 
                                                                               
      Sec. 42112. Labor requirements of air carriers                           
            (a) Definitions. -- In this section --                             
                (1) "copilot" means an employee whose duties include           
            assisting or relieving the pilot in manipulating an                
            aircraft and who is qualified to serve as, and has in              
            effect an airman certificate authorizing the employee to           
            serve as, a copilot.                                               
                (2) "pilot" means an employee who is --                        
                    (A) responsible for manipulating or who manipulates        
                the flight controls of an aircraft when under way,             
                including the landing and takeoff of an aircraft; and          
                    (B) qualified to serve as, and has in effect an            
                airman certificate authorizing the employee to serve           
                as, a pilot.                                                   
            (b) Duties of Air Carriers. -- An air carrier shall --             
                (1) maintain rates of compensation, maximum hours, and         
            other working conditions and relations for its pilots and          
            copilots who are providing interstate air transportation in        
            the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia to           
            conform with decision number 83, May 10, 1934, National            
            Labor Board, notwithstanding any limitation in that                
            decision on the period of its effectiveness;                       
                (2) maintain rates of compensation for its pilots and          
            copilots who are providing foreign air transportation or           
            air transportation only in one territory or possession of          
            the United States; and                                             
                (3) comply with title II of the Railway Labor Act (45          
            U.S.C. 181 et seq.) as long as it holds its certificate.           
            (c) Minimum Annual Rate of Compensation. -- A minimum              
      annual rate under subsection (b)(2) of this section may not be           
      less than the annual rate required to be paid for comparable             
      service to a pilot or copilot under subsection (b)(1) of this            
      section.                                                                 
            (d) Collective Bargaining. -- This section does not prevent        
      pilots or copilots of an air carrier from obtaining by collective        
      bargaining higher rates of compensation or more favorable working        
      conditions or relations.