Articles tagged “unions”

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Dara Doyle and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Union recognition is a big deal for Ryanair given its previous stance. The move will no doubt embolden the company’s employees, who could push for further concessions.

13 hours ago

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair became Europe's most valuable airline with a nasty divide-and-conquer approach to its employees. But pilots risk overplaying their hand by rejecting a 22 percent pay increase from a CEO who has said he would rather cut off his own hands than sign a deal with a union.

1 month ago

Walt Disney World Characters Are Rebelling Against the Teamsters

Walt Disney World Characters Are Rebelling Against the Teamsters

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

"Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me." Well, Mickey Mouse, the Seven Dwarves, and many other Walt Disney World characters, who start at $10 an hour, may be fed up with their Teamsters union leadership. An opposition slate is forming to challenge the leadership of Local 385, which is highly influential in central Florida tourism and transportation.

4 months ago

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

Ania Nussbaum and Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

The outgoing CEO of EasyJet oversaw a quadrupling of the company's share price. But union concerns may prompt the incoming CEO to check if the airline's lean, cost-focused culture has gone too far.

4 months ago

Anbang Ownership and Financing Subject of Complaint by U.S. Hotel Union

Anbang Ownership and Financing Subject of Complaint by U.S. Hotel Union

Josh Eidelson and Caleb Melby, Bloomberg

Anbang came oh-so-close to taking Starwood away from Marriott before the merger yet so much about the Chinese insurance giant remains behind a firewall. We're not sure how much Unite Here's complaint will accomplish but the hotel employees do have a right to know if their next paychecks are in jeopardy.

4 months 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.

7 months ago

American Airlines’ Bid to Change Corporate Culture Meeting Resistance From Unions

American Airlines’ Bid to Change Corporate Culture Meeting Resistance From Unions

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest and United realize that you need employees on your side to make a great airline. Doug Parker of American knows that, too, but he is telling pilots they need to wait until 2019 to achieve wage parity or better with the airline's rivals. Pilots know if American truly values them, their wallets would be fatter.

11 months ago

United Flight Attendants (Finally) Have First Post-Merger Contract

United Flight Attendants (Finally) Have First Post-Merger Contract

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

It was a squeaker — only 53 percent of voters approved the contract — but it passed, which is all that matters. This will help United operate much more efficiently.

1 year ago

Driver Unionization at Uber and Lyft Escapes a Court Challenge

Driver Unionization at Uber and Lyft Escapes a Court Challenge

Robert Burnson, Bloomberg

It isn't often that you see an organization such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce come to the defense of ride-sharing companies that compete with more established car-rental and taxi interests out of concern about unionization efforts at these sharing-economy companies. Lyft and Uber are finding friends in all kinds of crazy places.

1 year ago

Southwest Airlines Board Backs CEO Kelly

Southwest Airlines Board Backs CEO Kelly

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

There's no great outcry among shareholders for the Southwest board to oust CEO Kelly and COO Van de Ven. Until that happens, the unions are likely shouting into the wind.

1 year ago

American to Raise Ground Worker Pay Under New Interim Contract

American to Raise Ground Worker Pay Under New Interim Contract

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Buying labor peace is costly, but it something American believes is vital to its long-term interests.

1 year ago

Agreement Between Airbnb and Labor Union Falls Through

Agreement Between Airbnb and Labor Union Falls Through

Deanna Ting, Skift

An SEIU partnership would have helped Airbnb score brownie points with Americans supporting the Fight for $15. But even if the deal had gone through, it's very doubtful whether Airbnb would have been able to get its hosts to hire unionized cleaners.

2 years ago