The National Mediation Board said Monday that engineers and related employees at United Airlines and Continental Airlines voted against being represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers.

In a vote count released Monday, 163 voted against representation and 136 voted in favor of representation by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers.

The IFPTE has represented about 195 United employees, with no comparable union representing comparable Continental employees.

The two airlines merged Oct. 1, 2010, into United Continental Holdings.

The union also would have lost the election under the old NMB rules which required a union to get a “yes” vote from over half the employees eligible to vote. That would have been 174 of the 346 eligible employees.

In 2010, the NMB changed its rules to require a union to get a majority
of votes cast, not a majority of those eligible to vote.

Under the old rules, the IFPTE received “yes” votes from 39.3 percent of eligible employees. Under the new rules, the union received “yes” votes from 45.5 percent of those voting.

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