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 …

Delta to Shrink Its Fleet of Small Jets, Significantly Improve Customer Experience with New Pilot Agreement

Delta to Shrink Its Fleet of Small Jets, Significantly Improve Customer Experience with New Pilot Agreement

This week, Delta accomplished something incredibly rare… it came to a new tentative agreement with its pilots 7 months BEFORE the contract was amendable. How the heck did that happen? Both sides wanted something and there was time pressure for it come together. If the rank and file approve, Delta …

Topic of the Week: US Airways Gets a Preliminary Injunction Against Its Pilots Union (and a Bonus)

Topic of the Week: US Airways Gets a Preliminary Injunction Against Its Pilots Union (and a Bonus)

Earlier this week, US Airways finally got the preliminary injunction it had asked for against its pilots related to the operational disruption that’s been going on for a few months. This was a clear victory for the airline as the judge seemed to agree with US Airways in great detail. …

US Airways Pilots Union Earns a Long Overdue Cranky Jackass Award For Using Safety as a Negotiation Tactic

US Airways Pilots Union Earns a Long Overdue Cranky Jackass Award For Using Safety as a Negotiation Tactic

I’ve written many times about the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), and it’s never been in a good light. This week, the group which represents the pilots at US Airways has once again topped itself by taking out a full page ad in USA Today talking about how US Airways …

When Statistics Attack: Union Report on Lufthansa Complaint “Spike” is Simply Misleading

When Statistics Attack: Union Report on Lufthansa Complaint “Spike” is Simply Misleading

One thing that’s certain is that you can make statistics say pretty much whatever you want to get your point across. That’s exactly what the UNITE HERE union is doing with what appears to be a Unite Heresmear campaign against Lufthansa. After talking with the research analyst behind the report, I …

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