Articles tagged “labor”

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Associated Press

American Air isn't going to come out and admit the problem is as bad as some employees say it is, so this is likely as close to offering an olive branch as the airline will come.

3 weeks ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

4 weeks ago

Disney Agrees to Pay Workers $3.8 Million In Back Wages and Costume Fees

Disney Agrees to Pay Workers $3.8 Million In Back Wages and Costume Fees

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Disney, a company that reported $55.6 billion in 2016 revenue should, should be ashamed of treating its workers so shabbily that it was forced to pay a penalty of $3.8 million for trying to cut some corners.

1 month ago

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Berlin's airport saw a substantial boost in passengers last year and ground workers want to share in the uptick. The union and management don't appear to be too far apart in their demands, although the disruption will make things a lot more complicated to attendees of ITB Berlin.

1 month ago

Southwest Sues Mechanics Over Alleged Slowdown

Southwest Sues Mechanics Over Alleged Slowdown

Associated Press

Southwest executives usually tout the stellar status of their labor relations. It looks as though the feeling isn't mutual.

2 months ago

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

David Koenig, Associated Press

Parker has a growing problem on his hands with the unions who are now less optimistic about his tenure than they were when he took charge. Pilots are only half of his challenge.

2 months ago

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With the TSA caught up in a federal hiring freeze, we could see a return to last summer's security line debacle for flyers. Not to mention the potential impact of airports overwhelmed by hundreds or thousands of protestors.

3 months ago

Travel Habits of Americans: 34% of Americans Didn’t Take a Break in 2016

Travel Habits of Americans: 34% of Americans Didn’t Take a Break in 2016

Jason Clampet, Skift

Compared to previous years we've done this survey, there's been an improvement. But really: a third of Americans say they didn't get a break in 2016, and that's not good.

3 months ago

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Hoteliers to Hire More Millennials and Lobby to Ease Travel Barriers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Both CEOs made the case for their respective causes, which would ultimately benefit not only their respective businesses and customers, but the travel industry a whole.

3 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months ago