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In the next two years, nearly 90,000 flight attendants in four unions at 18 U.S. airlines will be in negotiations for new contracts. Tomorrow, leaders and activists of the four unions will begin an unprecedented three-day bargaining summit in Washington, D.C., to map out contract strategy.
The unions—Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Machinists (IAM), Transport Workers (TWU) and the unaffiliated Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)—say their goal is to coordinate efforts to increase bargaining leverage and assist each other in raising industry standards for all flight attendants.
Meeting with leading academics, labor economists, consultants and lawyers, the union leaders will develop a bargaining blueprint and a system to share information and coordinate individual strategies, as well as strengthen their inter-union communications network. Union leaders also will lay plans to mobilize their members in support of their bargaining demands.
President Bush can send America’s men and women to war—but he doesn’t think their sacrifice is worth giving them a few days of paid family and medical leave from work.
This from today’s Daily Labor Report (subscription required):
Bush has vetoed defense authorization legislation (H.R. 1585) that included provisions that would have extended the Family and Medical Leave Act to family members of wounded service members and provided whistleblower protections to employees of defense contractors.
Following President Bush’s surprise veto of the defense spending bill on Dec. 28, House leaders are considering both a veto override and a legislative fix to respond to White House objections, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BNA Jan. 7.
A California appeals court last month upheld a Los Angeles living wage law that requires a dozen major hotels near Los Angeles International Airport to pay some 3,500 workers wage and benefits that equal at least $10.64 an hour.
The 3–0 ruling by a panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeals overturned an earlier one by a county court that blocked implementation of the wage floor. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, UNITE HERE and community groups successfully mobilized support for the wage law that won City Council approval in 2006 and was signed into law.