UPS Pilot’s Union Calls for Strike Vote

The union representing pilots at UPS is frustrated by lack of progress on a new contract, and today they called for a strike vote among members. If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association would have the authority to request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS, the first step in […]
  • David Harris
  • September 9, 2015

Good news from Cargolux

Cargolux and the OGBL union, which represents the majority of its pilots, made a major breakthrough in negotiations toward a new contract. Late last week we reported a blow-up between the two major unions representing pilots at Luxembourg-based Cargolux. Members of the smaller LCGB staged a one-day “warning action” that delayed or grounded about 25% […]
  • David Harris
  • July 27, 2015

Cargolux unions battle each other

Luxembourg’s LCGB union, which represents some of the pilots at all-cargo carrier Cargolux, undertook a “24-hour warning action” today, grounding one-quarter of the airline’s flights. But while Cargolux and its unions have been in seemingly non-stop conflict for over two years, today’s mini-strike is more complicated than just another skirmish in a long-running battle. The […]
  • David Harris
  • July 23, 2015

The battle continues at Cargolux

Cargolux and its unions, unable to agree on a new contract, will enter a mediation process. For much of the last five years, the management of Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux has been at daggers drawn with the two unions that represent the carrier’s workers. This relationship is further complicated by the fact that, although Cargolux does […]
  • David Harris
  • January 21, 2015