Air Transport Association: National Mediation Board rule would lead to more labor discord

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The Air Transport Association issued a statement in opposition to the National Mediation Board rule change that will make it easier for unions to win representation elections.

Said the ATA:

“We continue to believe the National Mediation Board does not have legal authority to implement this rule, one that undoubtedly will lead to more labor discord. It is quite clear to us that the NMB was determined to proceed despite the proposed rule’s substantive and procedural flaws, leaving us no choice but to seek judicial review.”
But it appears that not all airlines are joining the effort to fight the new rule.

The Air Transport Association footnoted that the member airlines joining the effort include ABX Air, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, ASTAR Air Cargo, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Evergreen International Airlines, Federal Express, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and United Airlines.

ATA members not on that list are American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways and UPS Airlines.