It's not all bad news. Last week, the National Mediation Board authorized more than 9500 such nonunion AMR workers nationwide — including about 150 at Logan — to vote on whether they should organize under the Communication Workers of America. As promising is that those laid off during bankruptcy proceedings — including many who are scheduled to be axed right after Christmas — will be considered eligible voters. The tally will take place in January, at which time the majority of agents are expected to support unionization. Even then, though, the CWA expects that AMR will challenge the vote all the way to the Supreme Court, leaving jobs across the country in scab-ridden legal limbo, and countless customers in untold jeopardy. As if flying didn't already worry you enough.


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