Transport Workers Union
Baggage handlers for Southwest Airlines on Tuesday are protesting the company’s recent slide in on-time performance at 16 different airports across the country.
American Airlines has negotiated tentative labor contracts covering more than 11,000 mechanics and other employees at US Airways. The deals are subject to an employee vote.
The newly elected leader of airline industry union TWU said that he will increase lobbying, oppose outsourcing and help unions strengthen ties to local communities.
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.
The president of the AFL-CIO is concerned that the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will trigger a costly fight between two unions over ground workers.
The president of the AFL-CIO is worried that the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will trigger a costly fight between two unions over representation of airline ground workers.
The largest union at American Airlines now has an agreement in place that will give members a nearly five-percent pay raise if American merges with U.S. Airways.
Hundreds of American Airlines mechanics, stock clerks and other workers who are represented by the TWU are receiving notices Thursday morning, and this week they could lose their jobs.
About 450 mechanics and fleet service workers at American Airlines’ Tulsa maintenance base will be laid off by February, the company and union officials announced Friday.
A union representing about 8,500 ground workers at Southwest Airlines and the airline itself are asking federal mediators to break a standoff in contract talks.
Flight attendants must apply by Thursday, and will receive $40,000 in cash. But they will give up all seniority, lose their company-subsidized health benefits, and can’t be rehired. More than 1400 flight attendants have signed up.