Monday, May 10, 2010

Airline and Railroad Companies Subject to New Rule.

The National Mediation Board announced today that it would recognize an airline or a railroad union if a simple majority of ballots cast in an organizing election supported organizing a union.  This Final Rule reverses an earlier rule that required a majority of the entire work force to favor unionizing.  This is a major change that could have a substantial impact on the number of workplaces that will become unionized in these industries.  The Board approved the change by a 2-1 vote with the Chair filing a stongly worded dissent.

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