Union Charges Against Delta Not Ripe for Probe: Mediation Board

June 27, 2019, 8:16 PM

The National Mediation Board doesn’t have jurisdiction over a union complaint that Delta Air Lines is improperly interfering with attempts to organize flight attendants and below-wing workers, the board said June 27.

Charges filed by the International Association of Machinists acknowledged that the union hadn’t filed a union representation application supported by signed authorization cards showing employee support for a union. But Section 17 of the National Labor Relations Act states that the board in “extraordinary circumstances” will investigate allegations of pre-election interference, the union said.

“Without a properly filed application, the Board is unable to investigate the Organization’s allegations,” ...

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