Airline Labor Relations in the Global Era

Airline Labor Relations in the Global Era

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Financial crises and organizational change have buffeted the airline industry since dregulation in 1978. Nevertheless, unions within the industry have managed to retain or even increase their power. How have these unions remained effective at a time when the influence of unions in other, more stable industries has eroded? What implications does the experience of airline unions have for organized labor in other industries? To address these questions, contributors to this volume examine programs that have fostered cooperative labor relations. These include programs undertaken in the mid-1980s at Western and Eastern Airlines, efforts at Northwest that led the employees to become major shareholders and placed union leaders on the board of directors, and the new governance arrangements at TWA. Other contributors analyze the impact of globalization on airline industrial relations, seen by some as the industry's most pressing challenge. In addition to scholars, airline analysts, and lawyers specializing in labor relations, the contributors include individuals who have worked with the Air Line Pilots Association, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, the Machinists Union, Northwest Airlines, TWA, and United Airlines.The existing lead time to produce a new B747 captain by hiring new pilots and moving pilots through the seniority system ... To achieve the increase in flying hours, management decided to negotiate with the Pilotsa#39; Society to change from the existing manual assignment rostering system to ... 399.3 25.4 1993 1, 644.9 386.6 23.5 B747-400 Captain B747-200 Captain B767 Captain 2 B747-400 First Officer.

Title:Airline Labor Relations in the Global Era
Author:Peter Cappelli
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1995


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