United Airlines Airport Agents Vote to Join Machinists Union

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) airport and reservations agents voted to join the Machinists union, resolving representation issues for one of the biggest work groups at the world’s largest airline.

There were 8,305 votes for the Machinists and 5,865 for no representation, the union said today in a statement. Chicago- based United had 16,720 employees eligible to cast ballots. The balloting followed the 2010 merger of United Airlines parent UAL Corp. with Continental Airlines Inc.

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