Unions Slapped for Not Obeying Temporary Restraining Order Granted to American

Unions Slapped for Not Obeying Temporary Restraining Order Granted to American

The fight between American and the TWU/IAM unions representing mechanics and fleet service workers continues to get worse. Though American was able to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the mechanics from slowing down the airline, statistics show that things have not improved. American went back to court last …

What is Preventing American’s Mechanics and Rampers From Having a Joint Contract

What is Preventing American’s Mechanics and Rampers From Having a Joint Contract

I went through the short but tortured history of American’s negotiations with its mechanics and rampers yesterday, so today let’s get into exactly what is holding things back. In short… everything.

Ok, it’s not really everything, but there are big issues that are preventing a contract from being agreed upon. …

A Brief History: American Still Has No Joint Contract With Its Mechanics and Rampers After Five Years

A Brief History: American Still Has No Joint Contract With Its Mechanics and Rampers After Five Years

The rhetoric has ramped up dramatically, and the lengthy contract negotiation between American and both its mechanics and fleet service workers (aka rampers) has now spilled over into the public eye. American has sued for an injunction to prevent the mechanics from orchestrating what it says is a slowdown. (You …

3 Links I Love: Delta Grows an Old Hub, Bring Your Own Pilots, Long Beach Misinformation

3 Links I Love: Delta Grows an Old Hub, Bring Your Own Pilots, Long Beach Misinformation

Expanding service to most popular nonstop destinations from CincinnatiDelta News Hub
Are you a mid-market former hub airport desperate to get your old hub airline to pay attention to you? Just attract Southwest. Southwest announced it was ditching Dayton for Cincinnati recently, and now Delta is ramping back …

PSA and Another American Regional Boost Pay to Combat the Expected Pilot Shortage

PSA and Another American Regional Boost Pay to Combat the Expected Pilot Shortage

It looks like the regional airline fight to hire enough pilots continues. Two of American’s wholly-owned regionals, Envoy and PSA, have announced they’re boosting starting pilot pay a ton in order to attract pilots. After years of never having to worry about finding someone to fly an airplane for cheap, …

Southwest Buys Labor Peace After Years of Fighting, Backs Itself Into a Corner

Southwest Buys Labor Peace After Years of Fighting, Backs Itself Into a Corner

Just before Labor Day weekend, Southwest’s pilots announced that they had come to an agreement with management on a new contract. Though a full tentative agreement isn’t out yet, early indications are that management almost entirely caved here. After 4 years of negotiating, the big question is now… why would …

3 Links I Love: American Adds Profit Sharing, Baltia’s Domestic Plans, Alaska’s Electronic Bag Tag

3 Links I Love: American Adds Profit Sharing, Baltia’s Domestic Plans, Alaska’s Electronic Bag Tag

This week’s featured link:
AA Announces New Profit Sharing PlanAmerican Airlines
American announced this week that it was finally giving in and starting to offer profit-sharing to employees. Everyone outside of top managers will get a share of 5 percent of pre-tax profits (the plan that was in …

The Long, Sordid Story That Led to American’s Flight Attendant President’s Resignation

The Long, Sordid Story That Led to American’s Flight Attendant President’s Resignation

It has been quite a tumultuous couple of weeks for American’s flight attendants. After mounting pressure, Laura Glading, the President of American’s flight attendant union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) submitted her resignation effective December 2. That apparently wasn’t enough for those trying to mount a recall, and …

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