In a filing Thursday with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, American Airlines said it plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that permits a union representation vote by American’s passenger service agents.
The carrier asked the appeals court to recall and stay its Nov. 1 mandate while American appealed the decision. That would prevent the National Mediation Board from proceeding with an election sought by the Communications Workers of American.
American said it intends to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court by Dec. 13.
The issue hangs on a February law passed by Congress that said there had to be a showing of interest by at least 50 percent of the eligible voters before the NMB could schedule an election. That differed from the prior NMB rule that required a showing of interest from at least 35 percent.