Flight attendants union testifies against NMB voting rules

09/25/2008 | Forbes

The National Mediation Board on Wednesday defended its decades-old rules for voting on union representation, even as the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said "the deck is in a sort of way stacked against unionization." At issue is a rule requiring a majority of eligible members to vote before the outcome can be certified -- "a very high bar for a union," according to Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn. Also at Wednesday's hearing, an official from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA complained to lawmakers that the NMB had failed to sanction Delta Air Lines for an alleged "intensive anti-union campaign" during elections earlier this year. Noting that the union already has filed a grievance with the NMB, a Delta spokesperson said: "We believe the AFA should respect the regulatory process. Their obvious attempts to circumvent that process are inappropriate."

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