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United Catering Workers in Six U.S. Cities Vote to Unionize

The vote, which affects about 2,900 airline employees, means all of the carrier’s front-line staff are now represented.

United Continental Holdings Inc. airplanes sit outside the company's hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark.
United Continental Holdings Inc. airplanes sit outside the company's hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark.Photographer: Tim Fadek/Bloomberg
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Catering employees at United Continental Holdings Inc. have voted to join the Unite Here union, marking the last group of front-line employees at the carrier to seek labor representation.

The vote was announced Tuesday by the National Mediation Board, with 72 percent of voters supporting the effort.