Legal Alert: Recent Election Results Will Likely Impact Airline Employers

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Airline employers, like other business groups, should be prepared for possible regulatory and legislative changes as the balance of power in Washington shifts to the Democrats in the wake of the 2008 elections. Although the currently proposed changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) identified as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will not directly affect airlines and other employers covered by the Railway Labor Act (RLA), recent Congressional criticism of the National Mediation Board's election rules and release policies may portend future attempts to change these procedures as well.

Additionally, other pending legislation could significantly impact airline employers. Some of this legislation is highlighted below...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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