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BUSINESS
November 23, 1999 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc.'s flight attendants union asked a federal agency to release it from contract talks with the carrier, saying the two sides can't reach agreement. The Assn. of Flight Attendants, which represents about 9,800 US Airways workers, must get permission from the National Mediation Board to end negotiations. Once the board agrees to end the talks, it offers both sides arbitration.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 1999 | Reuters
Air Canada's flight attendants turned down the airline's latest contract offer, threatening to ground Canada's largest carrier as soon as Thursday. With 75% of the attendants' union membership voting, 89.2% opted to reject Air Canada's proposal. The union representing the 5,000 attendants has been embroiled in a dispute with the company over pensions.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | Reuters
Northwest Airlines Corp. flight attendants have voted overwhelmingly to strike, their union said Saturday, setting the stage for the second work stoppage in a year at the nation's fourth-largest airline. Of the 8,735 ballots cast, only 49 opposed a strike, according to a voice message to members of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 2000, which represents Northwest flight attendants. The final tally represented 93% of union members eligible to vote.
NEWS
March 20, 1999 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flight attendants at America West Airlines reached an agreement with the carrier late Friday night, de-escalating a bitter four-year fight over pay that brought the airline to the brink of a strike. The talks had been extended past a scheduled deadline. If no agreement had been reached by 9:01 p.m. Friday, the 2,300 flight attendants were free to strike. Shortly after the hour had passed, word came that the talks in Washington had been extended.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
America West Airlines flight attendants warned they will strike some flights beginning March 20 if they can't reach agreement on a labor contract with the ninth-largest U.S. airline. The Assn. of Flight Attendants, which represents 2,300 members at the America West Holdings Corp. airline unit, said a strike action known as "Chaos" will begin at 12:01 a.m. March 20 if an agreement isn't reached.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Trans World Airlines reported far fewer cancellations after a judge ordered union flight attendants staging a "sickout" back to work, but hundreds of travelers remained stranded. Dozens of disgruntled attendants called in sick, paralyzing the airline's St. Louis hub during the busy holiday season. The sickout started Thursday, leaving travelers waiting in lines, scrambling for other flights or hunting for hotel rooms.
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