Friday, December 16, 2011

Airlines Fail to Overturn Obama Rule on Union Elections

(Bloomberg) -- An airline industry challenge to a government rule that makes union organizing easier was rejected by a U.S. appeals court, leaving a voting system in place that in 2010 upended 75 years of practice.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today, upholding a lower court decision, said that the National Mediation Board acted legally in changing the rule for representation elections to require the union to win a majority of votes cast rather than a majority of those eligible to vote. Previously, abstentions were effectively counted as votes against forming a union. Continued

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