Republic Cuts Flights Due to a Pilot Shortage, But Is It Placing the Blame in the Right Place?

Republic Cuts Flights Due to a Pilot Shortage, But Is It Placing the Blame in the Right Place?

It used to be that Republic was one of the shining stars in the regional world. These days, however, that doesn’t say much. Regionals all over are having trouble getting enough pilots to fly their airplanes, and Republic is far from immune. In fact, it appears to be having more …

Delta’s Tentative Agreement with Pilots Could Mean Higher Wages, Lower Profit Sharing, and More Airplanes

Delta’s Tentative Agreement with Pilots Could Mean Higher Wages, Lower Profit Sharing, and More Airplanes

It’s remarkable how quickly a labor agreement can be reached when both sides want something. Even though Delta’s pilot contract doesn’t become amendable until the end of this year, both management and pilots wanted something more. Because of that we have a tentative agreement a good six months early. The …

It’s Time for American’s Pilots To Decide If They Want More Money or Not

It’s Time for American’s Pilots To Decide If They Want More Money or Not

We all know how American’s flight attendant contract negotiations turned out. A slim majority of flight attendants actually decided they preferred a worse contract with less money. In the end, the company gave the full raise to the flight attendants anyway, but some of the contract improvements that had been …

Profit Sharing: Why American Doesn’t Like It, Why It Should Have Done It Anyway, and Why It Can’t Do It Now

Profit Sharing: Why American Doesn’t Like It, Why It Should Have Done It Anyway, and Why It Can’t Do It Now

I really thought this was going to die down eventually, but it hasn’t. The topic of profit-sharing at the new American (or lack thereof) has really angered a lot of people, and the noise is getting louder. There isn’t a simple answer as to whether profit-sharing is good or bad, …

Southwest’s Looming Labor Fight

Southwest’s Looming Labor Fight

Unlike any other large airline in the US, Southwest has had an incredible streak of good labor relations. Despite being highly unionized, the airline has had labor peace for most of its 40+ years. How has the airline done this? Well, it has long put a high priority on supporting …

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