American Airlines Asks 5th Circ. To Block Union Vote

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- American Airlines Inc. asked the Fifth Circuit on Monday to uphold a district court's decision halting a vote on whether the Communications Workers of America can represent nearly 10,000 of the bankrupt carrier's passenger service agents, arguing that it reflected congressional intent.

At issue is the National Mediation Board's April finding that the union could hold a vote to represent the agents under board's standard that 35 percent of employees must show interest in unionizing before a vote is scheduled, a standard the union says still...
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