Mediation Board “Overstepped Bounds” in AA Case

June 22, 2012

American Airlines won a court ruling preventing a union-representation election among passenger service employees until they meet a higher threshold for proceeding with a vote. The National Mediation Board used the wrong standard when it authorized the election and “acted in excess of its delegated authority,” U.S. District Judge Terry Means in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a decision today.

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