• Today in Labor History
    July 8, 1966
    From July 8 to August 19, 1966, over 35,000 airline workers across the nation employed by five airlines went on strike. After several years of stilted wage gains as the airline industry invested heavily in jet technology, aircraft mechanics and other ground service workers represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) were anxious to share in the substantial profits of 1965. Facing a bargaining impasse between the IAM and the five carriers (United, Northwest, National, Trans World and Eastern) covered in the industry’s first multi-carrier labor contract, a Presidential Emergency Board presented a “compromise” package. In the summer of 1966, IAM members rejected this compromise and walked off the job in the largest strike in airline history. For 43 days during the peak summer travel season, 60 percent of the U.S. commercial airline industry was literally inoperative as 35,000 workers stayed out on strike.
    ~ Voices of Labor

  • APRIL 2019
    Posted On: May 08, 2019

    LA Teamsters provide members seeking citizenship with valuable assistance
    Apr. 1, 2019  |  Teamsters Local 630 has about 7,000 members. They’re warehouse workers, truckers, and food service employees. Nearly 80 percent of the union is Hispanic. Guillermo Flores’ wife is in the union. For years he has lived, worked, and paid taxes in the United States, thanks to a permanent resident status. On Saturday, March 30 he took a major step toward U.S. citizenship because of Local 630. He submitted the N-400 Application for Naturalization. One of his motivations is political. As a permanent resident Flores isn’t allowed to vote. “The more people that could cast their votes and understand the laws or what’s going to go on in the future, I think it’s better for everybody,” said Flores. Flores’ parents brought him straight to California from Mexico…Spectrum News 

    At Tribune Publishing, boardroom chaos could be in the rearview mirror
    Apr. 29, 2019  |  Tim Knight’s first tour of duty at Tribune was as a young executive in the happier times of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He returned in 2017 as president of the local newspaper division and since January has been running the joint as CEO. When we spoke recently, Knight was not in denial about Tribune’s wild ride at the top management ranks in recent years or about rumors swirling now of a possible merger or takeover. But he has chosen not to think like a possible short-timer. “I’m focused on what we need to be doing now to be successful in the long run,” Knight said… Poynter


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