Senate Rejects Challenge To New Labor Rule

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate upheld a new rule Thursday that makes it easier for airline and railway employees to unionize, rejecting a challenge from a group of Republicans.

The Senate voted 56-43 against a joint resolution of disapproval, despite all Republican senators favoring the measure. If it passed, the resolution would have nixed a change to the Railway Labor Act that allows airline and rail unions to represent employees if they win a majority of votes cast, rather than a majority of eligible voters.

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