September 5, 2008 · 1 Comment
CHICAGO, IL – Senator Barack Obama issued the following statement today in support of passenger service workers at airports throughout California: “I stand with the airline service workers who temporarily went on strike at Los Angeles International Airport last week. The demands they’re fighting for aren’t unreasonable – access to health care, adequate training, proper [...]
August 28, 2008 · Leave a Comment
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“I make the state’s minimum wage and was forced into homelessness for most of last year,” Dwayne Green, a subcontracted airline service worker based in San Jose, California, said. With its customer satisfaction ratings lingering at all-time lows and its workers struggling with inadequate training and compensation to deliver quality services, the airline industry clearly has a problem….
August 19, 2008 · Leave a Comment
The Wall Street Journal, in an August 12th piece by Heidi N. Moore, sums up the real problems in the airline industry succinctly. And if you guessed rising oil prices, you’re only seeing part of the picture.
Ms. Moore explains: “Rising oil prices, of course, hurt the airline industry, but those stratospheric costs also provided a sort of cloud cover for the industry’s essential dysfunction. Intense competition, labor disputes, absentee parenthood from Washington regulators – all have combined to put the industry in a position that requires deeper thought.”