Articles tagged “labor”

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

Uber's very bad year only seems to be getting worse.

3 days ago

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

It was probably for the best that Anbang didn't wind up triumphing over Marriott to buy Starwood, especially given the confusing nature of its ownership structure.

5 days ago

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

It might please investors to cut jobs but Cathy Pacific's problems run much deeper. It needs to work out where it fits in an airline environment that is rapidly changing.

5 days ago

Spirit Airlines Gets Support From Federal Court in Disagreement With Pilot Union

Spirit Airlines Gets Support From Federal Court in Disagreement With Pilot Union

Brian Sumers, Skift

The union said it will comply with the order. But does that mean Spirit flights will immediately start running on-time again? Probably not.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

The U.S. government is looking to make it easier for companies to hire temporary workers, but changes will likely happen too late into the busy summer travel season to prevent a serious impact on hotels and restaurants across the country.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When it comes to compensation, we've seen bigger mistakes by CEOs. This will get Parker more support from the rank and file in the years ahead.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is playing the long game. Surprise pay hikes for pilots and flight attendants will cost roughly $350 million in 2018 and 2019. But if airlines truly want to avoid more customer service-related dramas, one way to get there is to adequately compensate your workforce.

1 month ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago