Articles tagged “labor”

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Clearing out a few executives also puts United in a better position when it comes time to negotiate with other employees.

1 week ago

Welcoming Sean O’Neill to Skift as Our First Travel Tech Editor

Welcoming Sean O’Neill to Skift as Our First Travel Tech Editor

Jason Clampet, Skift

We're putting a focus on travel technology at Skift, and to be the best we can be about it, we're bringing in one of the best in the business.

2 weeks ago

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

As if only to add more to the delights of modern-day air travel, now flight attendants must also suffer with clothing that can actually make them ill.

1 month ago

Hotel Groups Sue City of Seattle Over Hotel Workplace Safety Measure

Hotel Groups Sue City of Seattle Over Hotel Workplace Safety Measure

Associated Press

A classic case of a law designed to protect hotel employees, but doesn't align with hotels' bottom lines.

1 month ago

Trump Hotels Reaches Agreement with Labor Unions

Trump Hotels Reaches Agreement with Labor Unions

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

"What he's done at his hotel is a microcosm of what he would do if he were president. He doesn't respect the law." Let this be a warning to us all, of what's to come.

1 month ago

SeaWorld Is Cutting Jobs in a Company-Wide Restructuring

SeaWorld Is Cutting Jobs in a Company-Wide Restructuring

Associated Press

SeaWorld's CEO announced a comprehensive cost-cutting program last month meant to result in net savings of $40 million. We have to wonder what the next step will be after getting rid of these 320 jobs.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on Lufthansa this week may want to recheck their itineraries -- Lufthansa pilots just authorized an extension to their strike into the middle of this week.

2 months ago

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Reuters

While Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, and others struggle mightily with their labor challenges, companies like IAG that fought big battles in previous years can only sit back and watch with restrained schadenfreude.

2 months ago

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Stanley Carvalho and Agnieszka Flak, Reuters

Alitalia's problems make Air France and Lufthansa's seem like a field day.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Associated Press

Long-simmering labor disputes aren't just bad for Lufthansa's growth or its business. It's bad for passengers, too.

2 months ago

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Since U.S. airlines have been on the upswing for so long, airline workers are now preparing for how the next downturn will erode their gains in recent years.

2 months ago

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

Jeremy Hodges and Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

A victory of common sense over the worst kind of Silicon Valley BS. Far too many companies want to say they are something they are not in order to avoid responsibility to both employees and customers.

3 months ago