Allegiant Pilots' Union Uses Scare Tactics To Get Higher Pay

Just a day after being sued by the Las Vegas-based airline over an illegal strike, Teamsters Local 1224, which represents Allegiant's pilots and currently in negotiations with the airline for a new contract, has published a letter to passengers warning them about "persistent mechanical problems." » 4/01/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Bad Weather And Food Vendor Strike Make Perfect Shitstorm At SFO

It's one thing to have your flight delayed for a long time. At least you can grab some food or drinks and hang out. But if there's nobody working at those restaurants and bars, you're in for a miserable day — and that's what's currently happening at San Francisco International Airport this morning. » 12/11/14 1:44pm 12/11/14 1:44pm

The Hidden Treasures Auto Workers Leave In Cars

During the bad old days of labor disputes and union misbehavior, auto workers would "accidentally" lose tools in car doors or parts behind the dashboard. Those days are over. That means workers now just legitimately lose stuff. Here's some examples. » 7/26/10 3:50pm 7/26/10 3:50pm

Chrysler UAW Workers Swallow A Very Hard Pill

Despite Chrysler UAW members passing 2007 agreement modifications by huge margins yesterday (upwards of 80%), according to this alteration, it looks like there was at least one hard pill the union membership had to swallow. » 4/30/09 9:00am 4/30/09 9:00am

Own A Piece Of American Labor History: Scab-Killing 1914 White Truck…

You often see a vehicle with an interesting history for sale, but usually you're dealing with something semi-boring like Bela Lugosi's accountant's '47 Plymouth, or maybe an '81 Pontiac that can be seen in the background of a 9-second shot in Breakin' II, Electric Boogaloo » 10/02/08 3:00pm 10/02/08 3:00pm. Not so with this 1914 White Motor Company…

Chrysler Group On the Crack Rock? Imperial On Track for Production

Cue the Fred Willard "Wha' happen'?" sample. Have Chrysler's problems engendered some sort of mass psychosis within the company's walls? Seems so, since they've decided to build the Imperial, which given the company's situation, seems like a case of throwing dumb after dumb, with an extra-large side of dumb garnished… » 3/06/07 5:45pm 3/06/07 5:45pm

Get Yer Scab Jobs He-yar! Thousands Line Up For Delphi, GM Temp Gigs

Well, they really aren't "scab" jobs — but they really aren't union-protected jobs either. Despite the lack of protections, thousands are reportedly eagerly awaiting the day when they too can be one of the few, the proud...the replacement temps at GM and Delphi. Ah, the honor and privilege of busting yer butt 60… » 6/28/06 11:01am 6/28/06 11:01am

The Phoenix: "No" Flight Or "Go" Flight?

Looks like DaimlerChrysler's new mystery "Phoenix" engine, the higher-power and more-efficient version of the now-old 3.8 liter, may have found a roosting spot — Trenton, MI. The Detroit News is reporting UAW Local 372 agreed on Sunday to a set of new work rules designed to allow the workers of the Trenton Engine… » 5/01/06 8:45am 5/01/06 8:45am

Uh-Oh! Spaghetti O's! Union - Delphi Talks Break Down!

Everyone agrees, whether a follower of the GM Death Watch or not, is GM needs — desperately, at that — for Union negotiations with Delphi to be cordial and effective. Well — word coming from negotiations between the embattled supplier and the just-as-embattled IUE-CWA, Delphi's second largest union, are not so good.… » 4/26/06 9:23am 4/26/06 9:23am

Bogus Contract-Buyout Story Circulates at GM Plants

Let's see. Who's stirring up trouble this time? A phony news article circulated at five GM plants this week claimed GM was likely to offer substantial buy-outs of its UAW contract. In the phony article titled "General Motors Likely to Offer Substantial Buy-Outs," which carried the byline of a News reporter falsly… » 2/22/06 1:15pm 2/22/06 1:15pm

Delphi CEO Lobs Grenade at Union, Union Has no Comment

Delphi CEO "Steve" Miller whipped a union-busting hardball at the UAW's head — revising downward his offer to slash the pay and benefits of Delphi workers in exchange for the company's survival. Miller opened negotiations with the Union by cutting a prior starting-pay offer from $10-$12 to $9 along with significant… » 10/26/05 9:38am 10/26/05 9:38am

GM, UAW Reveal Details of Agreement for Health-Care Cuts

GM Retirees may have to unfix some of their fixed incomes to pay up to $752 each year for health care if a cost-cutting agreement between GM and the United Auto Workers is ratified by UAW workers next week. Hourly workers would defer $1 per hour in future raises and pay more for prescription drugs. All in all, the… » 10/21/05 12:37pm 10/21/05 12:37pm

GM Cuts Deal with UAW to Trim Health Care Costs

Damn you, GM and UAW — was all that anklebiting just typical politicking? The New York Times is reporting today that — despite the union's recent bluster — the two entities have agreed on a plan to reduce GM's worker health care costs. Considering GM is reporting a $1.6 billion loss for the third quarter, the deal,… » 10/17/05 10:23am 10/17/05 10:23am