A US federal judge on Friday rejected the US Air Transport Assn.'s lawsuit seeking to overturn the National Mediation Board's decision last month to change air and rail union voting rules, allowing a new rule that is likely to ease the path to unionization to go into effect July 1. NMB ruled last month that an airline work group can win representation if a majority of those participating in a certification election vote "yes." Previously, a majority of all members of ...

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