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NMB Rule Change Survives Congressional Challenge

Posted in Legislation, NMB
As readers of this blog know, earlier this year the National Mediation Board, the agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws in the railroad and airline industry, changed its union election rules.  Under the old rule, a majority of all employees the union sought to represent was required for the union to win.  Under the new… Continue Reading

Unions Waste No Time with New NMB Rule

Posted in NMB, Union Organizing
Today, the National Mediation Board rule changing how votes are counted in union elections for airline workers went into effect. Not wasting any time, three unions have already sought votes for employee groups at two different airlines: Delta and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA). See the stories here and here. The elections at Delta will be… Continue Reading

NMB Changes the Rules

Posted in NMB, Union Organizing
In an earlier post, the different union election rules applicable to employers in the airline and railroad industry earned a brief mention. The rule used to be that the union needs to get a majority of those in the proposed bargaining unit to vote for union representation. It was not just a simple majority of… Continue Reading

Teamsters Organize 7600 Continental Airlines Workers

Posted in EFCA, NMB
  The National Mediation Board recently completed an election among baggage handlers and cargo agents at Continental Airlines. The Teamsters union was attempting to organize 7,603 workers. What happened? The Teamsters won. The final vote counted 4,102 workers in favor of Teamster representation. Click here for the ABC News story. The election was conducted under… Continue Reading