Hawaiian Airlines' Air Line Pilots Assn. MEC launched a strike ballot lasting until Sept. 10 asking for authority to strike in protest of "two-and-a-half years of stalled contract negotiations and six years of bankruptcy-imposed contract terms," the union said. Permission to strike also must be secured from the US National Mediation Board, which first must formally declare an impasse in negotiations and establish a 30-day cooling-off period after which either side can resort to self-help ...

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