Labor http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7399/more en Germanwings pilots set to strike Friday http://atwonline.com/labor/germanwings-pilots-set-strike-friday <div class="node-body article-body">Pilots at Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings are set to strike Friday if an agreement isn’t reached Thursday on the issue of transitional benefits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/germanwings-pilots-set-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/germanwings-pilots-set-strike-friday#comments Airlines Labor Daily News Bettina Volkens Germanwings Lufthansa pilot strike Vereinigung Cockpit Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:00 +0000 136961 at http://atwonline.com <p>Germanwings A319</p> By Rob Finlayson Thinking Business http://atwonline.com/labor/thinking-business <div class="field-deck"> North American airline unions are no longer concerned only with pay and benefits. They’re working with management on several key issues affecting the health of the airline industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">'Our government is subsidizing foreign state-owned airlines and giving them an economic advantage over US carriers.” What is surprising about the quote, which relates to the call for reform of lending policies of the US Export-Import Bank, is that it comes not from an airline CEO, but from Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents 50,000 airline pilots in the US and Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/thinking-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/thinking-business#comments Airlines Labor ATW Plus Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:01:00 +0000 137021 at http://atwonline.com NTSB: IPA, UPS Airlines failed to meet confidentiality agreement in crash probe http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe <div class="node-body article-body">The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revoked the “party status agreement” of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of a UPS Airbus A300-600 freighter that crashed on approach to Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 14, 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe#comments Airlines Regulation Labor Daily News Safety Airbus A300-600 freighter Christopher Hart crash Independent Pilots Association IPA National Transportation Safety Board NTSB party status pilot fatigue UPS Airlines Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:55:00 +0000 136621 at http://atwonline.com Lufthansa could face another pilot strike http://atwonline.com/labor/lufthansa-could-face-another-pilot-strike <div class="node-body article-body">Lufthansa pilots could go on strike again, German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has announced. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/lufthansa-could-face-another-pilot-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/lufthansa-could-face-another-pilot-strike#comments Airlines Labor Daily News Carsten Spohr Lufthansa pilots Vereinigung Cockpit union Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:31:00 +0000 136511 at http://atwonline.com <p>Lufthansa A380</p> By Rob Finlayson ALPA: Ex-Im widebody financing tilts competitive playing field http://atwonline.com/labor/alpa-ex-im-widebody-financing-tilts-competitive-playing-field <div class="node-body article-body">The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said the bank should get out of the business of widebody aircraft financing, taking a different stance from others that are calling for the reform of the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/alpa-ex-im-widebody-financing-tilts-competitive-playing-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/alpa-ex-im-widebody-financing-tilts-competitive-playing-field#comments Airframes Finance & Data Labor Daily News Air Line Pilots Association ALPA ATW Plus Boeing Boeing 787 Congress Delta Air Lines Ethiopian Airlines Ex-Im Export-Import Bank of the US Lee Moak Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:04:00 +0000 136321 at http://atwonline.com Finnair sets Sept. 7 deadline for pilot talks http://atwonline.com/labor/finnair-sets-sept-7-deadline-pilot-talks <div class="node-body article-body">Finnair is aiming to conclude cost-savings negotiations with its pilots by Sept. 7 and is proceeding with plans to outsource 540 cabin crew positions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/finnair-sets-sept-7-deadline-pilot-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/finnair-sets-sept-7-deadline-pilot-talks#comments Airlines Labor Daily News ATW Plus Finnair Finnish Airline Pilots’ Association labor Pekka Vauramo pilots SLL Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:28:00 +0000 135881 at http://atwonline.com <p>Finnair A330-300</p> Courtesy, Airbus Virgin America flight attendants vote to unionize http://atwonline.com/labor/virgin-america-flight-attendants-vote-unionize <div class="node-body article-body">Virgin America flight attendants have voted in favor of union representation with the Transport Workers of America (TWU). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/virgin-america-flight-attendants-vote-unionize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/virgin-america-flight-attendants-vote-unionize#comments Airlines Labor Daily News flight attendants Southwest Airlines Transport Workers Union of America TWU Virgin America Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 135431 at http://atwonline.com <p>Virgin America A320</p> By Rob Finlayson Spirit Airlines, flight attendants reach tentative labor agreement http://atwonline.com/labor/spirit-airlines-flight-attendants-reach-tentative-labor-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">Florida-based Spirit Airlines and its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants, have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/spirit-airlines-flight-attendants-reach-tentative-labor-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/spirit-airlines-flight-attendants-reach-tentative-labor-agreement#comments Airlines Labor Daily News Association of Flight Attendants National Mediation Board Spirit Airlines Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:58:00 +0000 134911 at http://atwonline.com <p>Spirit Airlines A319</p> Courtesy, Spirit Airlines Air China to raise pilot salaries despite profit decline http://atwonline.com/labor/air-china-raise-pilot-salaries-despite-profit-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Air China plans to spend CNY360 million ($58.4 million) to raise pilot salaries despite its continuous profit decline. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/air-china-raise-pilot-salaries-despite-profit-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/air-china-raise-pilot-salaries-despite-profit-decline#comments Airlines Labor Daily News Air China Air China Cargo ATW Plus Beijing Airlines CAAC China Southern Airlines Civil Aviation Administration of China Dalian Airlines and Inner Mongolia Airlines pilot salaries Spring Airlines Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:46:00 +0000 134881 at http://atwonline.com <p>Air China Boeing 737-700</p> By Rob Finlayson Unintended Consequences http://atwonline.com/labor/unintended-consequences <div class="field-deck"> New rules leave US regional airlines struggling to find enough pilots </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In February the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced a study titled “Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots.” In the study’s summary of findings, it reported, “As airlines have recently started hiring, nearly all of the regional airlines that GAO interviewed reported difficulties finding sufficient numbers of qualified entry-level first officers.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/unintended-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/unintended-consequences#comments Labor ATW Plus Colgan Air FAA GAO RAA Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 133591 at http://atwonline.com Credit: Thinkstock