The US National Mediation Board yesterday issued a proposed rule change that would allow an airline work group to unionize if a majority of those casting ballots in a union-certification vote approve, potentially lowering the threshold for unionization. Under a longstanding interpretation of the Railway Labor Act that governs railway and airline labor law in the US, NMB only certifies a union to represent a work group if a majority of the work group's total members vote "yes" in a ...

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