The Communications Workers of America ran newspaper ads in Washington D.C. and Dallas on Thursday declaring there should be "no more delays" in allowing a union representation vote for American Airlines' passenger service agents.
The union has been fighting American to allow federal mediators to hold a union representation vote for the approximately 10,000 passenger service agents. Since the National Mediation Board first approved the CWA's application for a vote and scheduled it this spring, American has filed several legal challenges to stop the vote.
Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that American's suit should be thrown out by a lower court. However, American is now asking the court for a stay while it appeals the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
American claims the union did not collect authorization cards from 50 percent of workers, as required by a new law enacted in February. The NMB argues that the previous 35 percent standard should be used since the application for an election had been filed in December 2011.