Judge Lets American Block Union Vote Over NMB Protest

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday allowed American Airlines Inc. to block a union representation election despite the National Mediation Board's bid to let the vote proceed for nearly 10,000 of the bankrupt carrier's passenger service agents.

U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means indicated that American Airlines’ argument that NMB should have followed new federal requirements calling for 50 percent of employees to show interest in unionizing before a vote is scheduled, instead of the previous 35 percent standard, had enough merit to withstand a motion...
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