Customer-service agents at Fort Worth-based American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago.
The Teamsters union is trying to replace the union that represents mechanics at American Airlines.
Two major unions are seeking to avoid a fight and instead share representation of ground workers at Fort Worth-based American Airlines after the company merges with US Airways.
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.
A union official representing workers at Hostess Brands Inc. said Monday that he isn’t optimistic the two sides will come to an agreement over workers’ contracts before the dispute lands in bankruptcy court.
The company that makes Twinkies, Wonder bread and Ding Dongs says it’s making a final offer to workers to accept cost-cutting before it asks a bankruptcy court to impose the cuts.