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American Airlines Tries to Block Union Election

Election scheduled for June 21 - Aug. 2

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:20 PM CDT
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American Airlines has asked a judge to stop a federal agency from overseeing a union-organizing election for customers-service agents.

The National Mediation Board scheduled the election to run June 21 through Aug. 2.

American on Monday asked a federal judge in Fort Worth for an injunction.

The airline says a federal law signed in February means the Communications Workers of America needs signatures from 50 percent of eligible workers before any election. The union says it met a lower, 35-percent requirement in effect when it filed last year.

American in May sued the mediation board, but last week the panel ordered the election to proceed.

American is a unit of Fort Worth-based AMR Corp., which last fall sought bankruptcy protection.


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