April 20, 1990 |
Over the years, Texas Air Corp. Chairman Frank Lorenzo has become an enemy to organized labor. But to his friends and admirers, he's been seen as a nimble-footed deal maker, aviation visionary, steely boss. Even a financial genius.
March 25, 1989 |
The Union of Flight Attendants on Friday called off its five-day strike against Frank Lorenzo's Continental Airlines but refused to admit that the walkout had little impact on the carrier. The union, which claimed 1,200 attendants walked off the job, said it disrupted Continental's flight schedule throughout the job action. But Continental reported only a handful of flight delays and put the number of strikers at about 200 out of 6,500 flight attendants.
March 13, 1989 |
Turning up the heat in what has already been a highly personal union-management clash, former Eastern Airlines President Frank Borman on Sunday called the striking machinists union leader Charles E. Bryan a "sick man" who "suffers from delusions and paranoia." The machinists, joined by Eastern pilots, have focused their anger in the weeklong strike on Frank Lorenzo, chairman of Eastern's parent Texas Air Corp. Union leaders have denounced him as a "ruthless corporate raider" and a union buster.
June 25, 1993 |
Judge Threatens Lorenzo Bid: Federal administrative law Judge Robert L. Barton Jr. said he might throw out Frank Lorenzo's application to run a new discount-fare airline because his "unruly" lawyers disobeyed his orders. Barton also said if he had the power he might even fine the attorneys. One of Lorenzo's attorneys said they are being tied up in red tape that is frustrating Lorenzo's effort to provide new low-fare service.