Articles tagged “labor”

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.

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 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.

3 months ago