United Airlines' International Assn. of Machinists-represented employees overwhelmingly authorized a strike if, as expected, US Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff allows the company to reject current labor contracts. The airline's flight attendants also have authorized strike action if contract changes are imposed. According to IAM, the union has the right to strike if the carrier changes the terms of the contract currently in place. However, United has claimed that strikes would be illegal. ...

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