March 10, 1989 |
Gosh, this was once a great place to work! Ed Bischoff was saying it, and Ed Bischoff would know. Twenty-two years with Eastern Airlines. The Wings of Man, they called it. And that's just what it was. "The company feeling was, you did the job right, you did it quick, you did it together," the stock clerk said. "Camaraderie is what we had. Unshakeable thing, that camaraderie. I'll miss that." Of course, the good old days are now good and gone.
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."
February 10, 1989 |
Eastern Airlines management and Machinists union officials Wednesday discussed a mandatory overtime dispute that led to a walkout. Company spokesman Robin Matell said that there were two small, short-lived walkouts Wednesday morning by groups of Machinists workers but that operations were continuing normally. Up to 1,000 Machinists walked off the job Tuesday afternoon at Miami International Airport.