Articles tagged “labor”

U.S. Airlines and Railroads Battle Local Laws That Require Them To Offer Sick Pay

U.S. Airlines and Railroads Battle Local Laws That Require Them To Offer Sick Pay

Jeff Green, Bloomberg

Paid sick leave for airline and railroad companies whose employees routinely cross state borders ought to be a matter of U.S. federal law. But don't hold your breath that national standardization of any kind will happen soon.

1 day ago

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

It's not a good look for Disney that some park employees struggle to afford housing, as surveys have shown. These negotiations have been tough, and Disney would have to raise salaries to $15 an hour by 2022 anyway. Will this offer be enough to get the union on board?

3 weeks ago

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Take the union numbers quoted in this article with a grain of salt, as their remarks may be inflated as a negotiating tactic. But there's no doubt a labor strike could hurt Las Vegas resort groups.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The lack of an agreement with its pilots had been an albatross for JetBlue for the last few years. What will the impact be? The two sides haven't released any details of the agreement yet.

1 month ago

Air France-KLM CEO Will Resign After Workers Reject New Pay Proposal

Air France-KLM CEO Will Resign After Workers Reject New Pay Proposal

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France is lucky it's tied to its Dutch sibling, KLM. Without it, Air France would probably be a lot more like Alitalia — teetering on the edge of insolvency because its employees don't want to change with the times. It's hard to believe the next CEO of Air France-KLM would have better luck.

2 months ago

Jet Leasing Service Clashes With Teamsters in Latest Battle Over Unions

Jet Leasing Service Clashes With Teamsters in Latest Battle Over Unions

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Some see unions as a vital bulwark between management and workers while to others they're relic of a bygone age. Anyone interested in the future of labor relations should pay close attention to this conflict.

2 months ago

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It's natural that Air France's workers want a raise, which is why 28 percent of its pilots are striking today and Tuesday. But, as this opinion piece argues, the French flag carrier can't afford their demands yet.

2 months ago

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue had a good long run until 2014 without a union, but this is the new reality, and more of the airline's employees may soon organize.

2 months ago

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Macron Switches to TV to Push French Rail Reform

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Trump-like in his distaste for the media, France's Emmanuel Macron is resorting to TV interviews to push his remaking of the French rail system. The unions aren't going down, though, without a fight.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Forced to Cancel Flights as German Labor Issues Resurface

Lufthansa Forced to Cancel Flights as German Labor Issues Resurface

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It looks like Lufthansa is caught up in the greater wave of labor strife cropping up across Germany. After canceling half its flights scheduled for Tuesday, the airline has to hope this is an isolated incident.

3 months ago

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

The showdown between the French government and the unions will impact passengers from France to the UK. No one is in the mood for compromise yet so this will get worse before it gets better.

3 months ago

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

Associated Press

For travelers, the ugliest French word is gréve, or strike. But like it or not, France's largest rail union will be striking over the next few months to challenge proposed labor law changes. Mon Dieu!

3 months ago