United Airlines Loses Challenge to Union Drive (Bloomberg)

August 30, 2018

Photo: United.com

By Josh Eidelson


A vote on unionization by 2,700 United Airlines in-flight catering workers can move forward over the company’s objections, the general counsel of the National Mediation Board ruled.

The workers, who prepare and transport food for flights, are the only group of front-line United employees who don’t have union representation. In January, the hospitality union Unite Here filed a petition, with support from three-quarters of United’s kitchen workforce, seeking a vote.

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