This special report on airline labor presents features and surveys providing general trends and examples of what is happening at specific airlines. Tabulated data on airlines and major unions indicates how sensitive the labor question is at many airlines throughout the world. A report on the U.S. National Mediation Board included an interview with the three members, a brief history of its decisions in airline matters, and an appraisal of the board's effectiveness from both both sides of the bargaining table. Also included are two features on the labor situation at British Airways and Eastern Airlines. A special feature on commuter airlines is presented. Major trends and observations from the surveys and feature articles indicate a rising unit labor cost; an even higher increase in total operating costs; minimal increase in employment; union membership has remained relatively static; commuter airlines are receiving more attention from unions than before; increasing pressure on airline management to related labor cost increases; and, airline management will continue to push for increased productivity by their employees.

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    Reinhold Publishing Company, Incorporated

    600 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT  United States  06904
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: p. 18-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Transport World
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM