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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Growing Discount Airlines Learn The Hard Way You Can't Leave Workers Behind

    JetBlue and Southwest Airlines are starting to look less like innovative upstarts -- complete with low fares and unusual perks -- and more like their stodgy competitors. As they age, they may have less room to treat workers well, and employees are starting to respond.

    JetBlue’s pilots voted to unionize Tuesday, ending the airline’s status as the biggest U.S. carrier without organized labor groups. The airline, known for its friendly staff, TVs at every seat and cheap fares, is mirroring the legacy carriers more closely as it increases in size, expands its fleet and introduces plans for a premium cabin on lucrative routes between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco. The vote for the union, which came after two previous decisions to reject unionization, shows pilots don't want to be left behind as the company expands.
    Southwest Airlines, JetBlue’s big brother in the discount carrier space, is going through similar growing pains. The company will soon begin flying internationally, and, in a classic big airline move, it merged with AirTran in 2010. Southwest is now in the midst of labor negotiations with the union that represents its baggage handlers, ramp agents and other employees -- negotiations that some are calling the most tense in the airline's history.
    Growing Discount Airlines Learn The Hard Way You Can't Leave Workers Behind

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: Growing Discount Airlines Learn The Hard Way You Can't Leave Workers Behind

    Congrads on jetblue trying to unionize

 

 

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