Articles tagged “labor”

Southwest Has Tentative Deal With Flight Attendants After 3 Years of Talks

Southwest has been looking more like a traditional U.S. carrier with these long-standing labor issues than like the model of efficiency and profit it usually is.

2 weeks ago

Air France-KLM to Try a Different Way to Transform Its Airlines

Not a terrible idea, considering the utter failure of the last transformation. Actually executing on the plan will be another matter.

3 weeks ago

For Foreseeable Future, American and US Airways Flight Attendants Will Fly Separately

US Airways and American closed their merger more than two and a half years ago, but for many customers and employees, it still feels like two airlines. This will ensure that's the case for longer than anyone wants.

4 weeks ago

Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City’s Largest Casino, Will Close and Kill 3,000 Jobs

Carl Icahn could be bluffing about closing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, seeking to bring the property's union to its knees. But closing it wouldn't be fun and games for the hotel's workforce or for an Atlantic City almost on life support.

4 weeks ago

Amid Labor-Management Discord, Southwest’s Chief Negotiator will Retire

Give the acrimonious relations between Southwest and its unions, an executive probably had to go. Randy Babbitt is 70 year old and led labor relations, so his departure makes sense.

1 month ago

Chinese Airlines Are Offering Fat Paychecks to Cope With Aviation Boom

It makes sense that as China's airline industry expands it will need more pilots. Carriers elsewhere may have to increase what they pay in order to compete.

1 month ago

Travel Industry Jobs Made Modest Diversity Gains in 2015

Travel brands' employees must represent the growing diversity of the world's travelers. The U.S. travel industry as a whole made progress towards that goal last year but it largely remains an industry with a sea of white faces.

1 month ago

Southwest’s Baggage Handlers Join Chorus of Critics of the Airline’s CEO

2 months ago

Cuba Is Importing Workers to Help It Build Hotels Faster

As demands of tourism development increase, expect to see broader changes to the labor market in Cuba.

2 months ago

New Position With Skift: Branded Sales Executive in London

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2 months ago

Why Inflation and Rising Wages Could Be Good News for Hotels

The ability to change hotel room rates will give hoteliers an edge in making sure they stay profitable, even if labor costs rise, and even if we might be headed for another economic downturn as some financial analysts suspect.

3 months ago

United and its Flight Attendants Finally Close in on New Contract

If flight attendants ratify the contract, United's customers should win, and it will be a big win for Munoz, too. Today, flight attendants work under two labor agreements, making the airline a model of inefficiency at times.

3 months ago