Michael Daddino

AT&T, DirecTV Workers In 36 States Walk Off Job For 3-Day Strike

AT&T customers could find it difficult to obtain help this weekend if something were to happen to their DirecTV, U-Verse, or AT&T wireless service, as AT&T union workers walked off the job today following failed contract negotiations.  [More]

(David Transier)

Southwest Pilots Call For CEO’s Resignation

Earlier today, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly likened a recent days-long massive technical glitch that canceled 700 flights, stranding thousands of passengers last week to a “once-in-a-thousand-year flood.” But pilots for the airline say the issue could have been avoided if someone other than Kelly were at the helm of the company. [More]

(Paul Thompson)

British Airways’ Female Flight Attendants Can Now Wear Pants

A long-running fight between British Airways and cabin crew staff has come to an end today with the decision that recently hired female flight attendants are no longer forced to wear skirts on the job.

(Paul Thompson)

Workers At Seven U.S. Airports Set To Strike Wednesday Night

Travelers at seven of the country’s busiest airports may experience delays or other issues tomorrow as thousands of airport workers plan to strike Wednesday night protesting poor working conditions and threats related to their efforts to unionize. [More]

(Adam Fagen)

Lufthansa Crew Strike Cancels 290 Flights, Affects 37,000 Passengers

As expected the cabin crew union strike at Lufthansa began to disrupt the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers early Friday morning, with the airline canceling nearly 300 flights.  [More]

(Rick Drew)

Lufthansa Strike To Cause “Significant” Travel Disruptions Starting Friday

Two months after more than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled because of a pilot strike, the airline is bracing for “significant” disruptions with a new crew member strike set to start Friday.  [More]

Strikes Canceled By Security, Baggage Handlers At JFK, LaGuardia

Strikes Canceled By Security, Baggage Handlers At JFK, LaGuardia

Passengers set to fly in and out of New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports tonight and tomorrow no longer need to brace for travel disruptions related to a planned strike by contracted security workers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants, after the employees reached an agreement with their security services provider. [More]

(Paul Thompson)

Baggage Handlers, Security Workers Set To Strike At New York Airports, Could Disrupt Travel

The fight for higher wages could disrupt travel for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines passengers flying in and out of New York’s two largest airports starting Wednesday night, as a union representing some security workers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants approved a strike. [More]

(Paul Thompson)

Allegiant Air Pilots Plan Strike For Thursday; Could Ground 250 Flights

Earlier today, we reported that the pilots of Nevada-based budget carrier Allegiant Air took their beef with the carrier to the public by posting an open letter to passengers voicing their concern about carrier’s stance on safety standards and treatment of employees. Now, the pilots say they’re prepared to go on strike Thursday, a move that has the potential to ground 250 flights. [More]

Starbucks’ Unionized Square

Starbucks’ Unionized Square

Baristas at the Starbucks in Union Square have made a bold move for headline writers everywhere, joining two other Manhattan stores in the ‘Starbucks Union.’ A division of the Industrial Workers of the World—The Fightin’ IU 600—the employees surrounded their store manager (a full-time employee) and demanded that they be allowed to serve high-quality coffee that didn’t taste like powered roofing shingle. Or maybe a guaranteed 30-hour work week and health care benefits. One of those.