A group of US airlines led by the Air Transport Assn. is planning an immediate court challenge to a new federal rule that is expected to help unions organize workers. The US National Mediation Board announced the rule change Monday, finalizing a proposal issued last November (ATWOnline, Nov. 3, 2009). Under the new rule, the board would certify a union election if a majority of those casting ballots vote yes. For more than 75 years, air and rail unions have had to get a majority of all ...

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