ARTICLES ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS BY DATE - PAGE 5
October 6, 1989 |
SEATTLE-When the Boeing Co. took a nose dive 20 years ago, Seattle pretty much went with it. Some wag even erected a billboard on the outskirts of town, asking the last one leaving to please turn out the lights. But growing Pacific Rim trade, tourism and a steady stream of disgruntled Californians have helped the Puget Sound diversify in recent years. Now, the projected $25-million-a-week dent Boeing's current strike will put in the state's economy is being referred to as "just a blip."
September 9, 1989 |
Amid rumors about possible competing bidders, Los Angeles investor Marvin Davis said Friday that he signed a confidentiality agreement with UAL, the parent of United Airlines, allowing him to review the airline's financial documents. Shares of UAL continued to decline Friday, closing at $280.25, down $1.50, in moderate trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Traders blamed the decline on rumors a large UAL shareholder, New York financier Saul P.
June 1, 1989 |
NWA Inc., the parent of Northwest Airlines, has received takeover offers from Los Angeles financier Alfred A. Checchi and from Northwest's machinists union, bringing the number of known bidders to four. Details about the bids were not disclosed. As previously reported, NWA has also received bids from Pan Am Corp. and Los Angeles billionaire Marvin Davis. NWA, based in Eagan, Minn., is the fourth-largest U.S. airline and has a strong Pacific route system and valuable real estate in Japan.
April 7, 1989 |
An investment group headed by former Baseball Commissioner Peter V. Ueberroth said Thursday that it would buy strikebound and bankrupt Eastern Airlines in a deal valued at $463.9 million. The agreement between Ueberroth and Texas Air Corp., which owns Eastern, was reached in a week of negotiations that almost collapsed several times.
March 23, 1989 |
A federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday ordered Eastern Airlines' striking machinists to stop harassing customers and employees who cross picket lines at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The airline accused the strikers of spitting at employees and passengers, of throwing nails in front of cars in attempts to puncture tires, of damaging cars in a variety of ways and of making threats and assaults. Eastern lawyers appeared Wednesday morning before Judge Burton R.
March 20, 1989 |
Eastern Airlines, declaring that it has run out of patience waiting for its picketing pilots to return to work, said Sunday that it will start hiring "permanent" replacements. In an ad in the Miami Herald, Eastern said it is looking for "people of exceptional talent and pride, pilots who will be part of the most exciting story in the airline industry." The airline warned potential candidates that "given the current strike . . .
March 19, 1989
A Teamsters Union official threatened to expand the Eastern Airlines strike to rival Pan American World Airways, which competes with Eastern on the Boston-New York-Washington shuttle route. Meanwhile, Eastern employees rallied in Washington, New Jersey and New York, where Gov. Mario M. Cuomo threw his support behind the workers and challenged President Bush to intervene in the labor war with Eastern boss Frank Lorenzo.
March 16, 1989 |
Defying the Bush Administration, the House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for legislation that would force President Bush to form an emergency board to investigate and report on the Eastern Airlines strike. The measure, which passed by a 252-167 margin after heated debate along partisan lines, must still be acted upon by the Senate, where its chances are uncertain. Then, the measure would have to be signed by Bush, who is being advised by Administration officials to veto it.
March 4, 1989 |
Union machinists at Eastern Airlines early today launched a strike that government officials feared could spread across the transportation system, disrupting air and rail travel nationwide. On Friday, President Bush had refused to intervene in the dispute. In Miami, several hundred striking machinists "charged" one of the gates to Eastern's headquarters just after the strike began, throwing rocks and bottles, but were repelled by Miami police, according to an Eastern spokeswoman.
March 4, 1989 |
Federal authorities announced Friday they had made "extensive" preparations to ensure that air safety standards are upheld and to prevent violence or sabotage at airports in connection with the Eastern Airlines strike. Immediately after President Bush announced that he would not intervene to head off the strike that started as scheduled at 9 p.m.