Labor News


Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.


Election is biggest union organizing victory in the South in decades

New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.


Unions fight airline plan to enter U.S. on the cheap

Just call it airborne theft of flight attendants' and pilots' jobs and pay.


American Airlines unions join pro-airline merger ad drive

Facing questions about the planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the three unions representing most U.S. workers joined an open pro-merger ad campaign.


Southwest Airlines: not so luvly to employees

Since the union's contract with Southwest Airlines became amendable, workers say the company has stalled in negotiations and brought an ever-increasing list of demands for cuts.


Flight attendants petition to ban small knives on planes

In a message on CWA's website, the union wants 100,000 signatures by April 5 on their demand that the Obama administration reverse TSA chief John Pistole's order.


Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.


Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

Mediation board rejects AFA complaint of Delta interference

The ruling apparently ends AFA-CWA's third try to organize flight attendants at the "new Delta." The NMB's decision bitterly disappointed AFA.


GOP's opposition to voting rule caused 4,000 FAA layoffs

Republican congressional opposition to a rule covering union elections among airline and railroad workers led to a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration and the layoff of 4,000 FAA workers  at midnight on July 22.

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