Report: NMB is set to change union voting rules

10/29/2009 | Bloomberg · Reuters

Sources tell Bloomberg that the National Mediation Board appears poised to overturn a longstanding rule requiring unions to garner a majority of all possible votes in a labor election -- not just a majority of those casting ballots. The change would be a major win for Northwest Airlines unions, which feared the current rule would make it harder to organize at Delta Air Lines. Delta and the Air Transport Association each said no change in voting rules is warranted. "If the NMB goes forward with its proposal, we will be enormously disappointed, as nothing has changed to warrant a new rule," ATA President James May said in a statement.

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