18-May-2010 10:13 AM

Air Transport Association challenges NMB final rule on union representation

Air Transport Association of America (ATA) filed (17-May-2010) a legal challenge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, calling for a review of the National Mediation Board (NMB) issuance of a voting rule change for union representation. [more]

ATA:ATA believes that the National Mediation Board failed to identify any material change in circumstances to support the new election procedure – a procedure that it last rejected only two years ago. The NMB decision to abandon an election procedure that the Supreme Court twice has upheld, which has allowed unions to effectively organise the rail and aviation industries, and which has served the public interest in avoiding disruptions to the vital national aviation and rail transportation systems, is both disappointing and puzzling. ATA looks forward to a quick resolution to this case, so that airlines and their employees can move forward together and more efficiently address their mutual goals.” Source: Company statement, 17-May-2010.

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