Fort Worth LE - Judge blocks union election at American Airlines
A judge has stopped a union election at American Airlines.
A union-organizing election for roughly 10,000 employees at American Airlines has been blocked by a federal judge.
'This decision is a disgrace and a travesty,' said Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Communications Workers.
The union intends to appeal the judge's decision to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, as well as appealing to a ruling that barred it from joining the case. The dispute has gained quite a bit of attention outside the airline industry.
The ruling comes as AMR Corp.'s American, which filed for bankruptcy protection back in November, wishes to break contracts it negotiated with other unions that represent pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics.
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