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Delta Says Labor Board Upholds Election by Reservations Agents

December 09, 2011

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. said the National Mediation Board rejected interference claims by the Machinists union in a November 2010 election among 15,000 reservations and ticket agents.

The move allows the carrier to begin aligning work rules and pay for employees in the group, according to an e-mailed statement today.

The case was the last unresolved election for union representation triggered by Atlanta-based Delta’s purchase of Northwest Airlines Corp. in 2008. Most Delta employees were non- union, while their counterparts at Northwest were mostly unionized.

--Editors: Ed Dufner, James Langford

To contact the reporter on this story: Mary Jane Credeur in Atlanta at mcredeur@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ed Dufner at edufner@bloomberg.net


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