April 9, 2001
* Northwest Airlines Corp., the nation's fourth-largest airline, and its mechanics union continued contract talks Sunday as a Presidential Emergency Board prepared to issue recommendations to settle the 4-year-old dispute over pay and benefits. Northwest and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn. resumed discussions Saturday for the first time since negotiations collapsed in March and President Bush intervened to stop a threatened strike.
February 24, 2000 |
The clock has begun ticking in a possible showdown between US Airways and the union representing its flight attendants. The National Mediation Board has started a 30-day cooling-off period. If no deal is reached, the carrier's 10,000 attendants will be free to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. EST on March 25. But in a letter to employees, US Airways officials vowed to ground the airline rather than endure the surprise strikes threatened by the Assn. of Flight Attendants.
November 17, 1998 |
Representatives from FDX Corp.'s Federal Express and its pilots union met with the National Mediation Board in Washington as the government sought to get the two sides talking. FedEx spokesman Greg Rossiter said the Washington meeting was called by the mediation board and did not lead to any new dates for formal negotiations. "This was strictly an informal discussion with the NMB, at least on our part. This was not a negotiation," Rossiter said.
February 27, 1997 |
The special board appointed by President Clinton to mediate the pilots dispute at American Airlines is set to begin meeting today. Three arbitrators are to hear the dispute and devise a way to resolve the pay and job security disagreements that led to a pilots strike Feb. 15. The strike was only minutes old when Clinton intervened by establishing the emergency board and sending the pilots back to work. The board, which meets in Washington, is to report its recommendations March 17.
August 23, 1991 |
Union Loses Bid to Represent Federal Express Pilots: The Air Line Pilots Assn. narrowly lost a bid to represent about 2,300 Federal Express pilots, the National Mediation Board said. The union fell 23 votes short in a mail-in ballot, the board said. There were 2,279 pilots eligible to vote, but only 1,117 sent in ballots in favor of a union. Under the board's procedures, half of the eligible employees plus one must send in ballots favoring a union.