Lufthansa and the negotiating committee of pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have accepted a mediator’s recommendations to end a pay dispute that has resulted in repeated flight deck crew strikes....More
Hawaiian Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement on a five year, three month contract, following nearly two years of negotiations and strike threats....More
Flight attendants for US regional operator Mesa Airlines have decided to vote on possible strike action against Mesa management following a breakdown in negotiations over wages, according to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the union representing the flight attendants....More
Pilots for Seattle-based Horizon Air—the regional subsidiary of Alaska Airlines—filed a lawsuit Jan. 27 claiming Horizon executives “broke faith with the negotiation process and began making unilateral changes to compensation,” violating the terms of the Railway Labor Act (RLA)....More
The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Jan. 20 to hold an election to unionize more than 2,850 production employees at Boeing’s South Carolina facility in North Charleston....More
United Airlines has reached a settlement with the US Department of Labor (DOL) over a lawsuit that alleged “hazardous conditions” for United’s baggage-handling workers at New York Newark International Airport (EWR)....More
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.
However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More