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 worried that the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will trigger a costly fight between two unions over representation of airline ground workers.
Billy Hunter was ousted unanimously as executive director of the union by NBA players who said Saturday they will “no longer be divided, misled, misinformed.”
Customer-service agents at American Airlines are narrowly rejecting a union’s bid to represent them in collective bargaining with the company.
Pilots won’t lose work, will get to fly the same planes and will keep their seniority. They are among the key terms released Tuesday in a memorandum that the pilots unions of American Airlines and US Airways agreed to in case of a merger.
If a majority approves, as expected, the NHL will move one step closer toward the official end of the lockout.
The NHL shortened its 82-game slate to 48 games during the 1994-95 season after a 103-day lockout. A 301-day lockout in 2004-05 made the NHL the first major North American professional sports league to lose an entire season.
The sides were supposed to meet at the league office Thursday morning. That, however, did not happen. The Players Association said it was updating its members on negotiations.
The NHL players’ union presented a counteroffer to the league Monday in the latest attempt to resolve a lockout and start a shortened season.
The NFL Players Association’s claim of collusion by league owners has been rejected by the federal judge who has previously sided with the players.
Anticipating a possible antitrust suit, the NHL is bringing its labor fight against players to federal court.
With the lockout lingering into another week, the NHL labor talks are set to resume Tuesday with six owners and six players scheduled to meet while a couple of key figures remain on the sidelines of the negotiations.
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