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Flight simulator techs at United Airlines to join Teamsters

US government agency focused on labour disputes the National Mediation Board said that flight simulator technicians at United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said it has voted for sole representation by the Teamsters Union.

The 98 technicians were previously represented by the Teamsters at United in Denver and the Transport Workers Union at Continental in Houston prior to the 2010 merger, the board said.

United workers overwhelmingly voted for the Teamsters by a 6-1 ratio with 93 % of the unit participating in the election which began on Aug. 20 and ended at 2 p.m. TODAY. The technicians will be represented by Teamsters Local 455 in Denver and Local 19 in Houston.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4m men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico including more than 80,000 workers in the airline industry in every craft and class.

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