Negotiating Labor Concessions in Turbulent Times: Problems and Suggestions

The author of this article (Paragraph No. 30,051) notes that turbulent times in the airline industry require massive and, often, repeated labor concessions. Compared to other problems in the industry, the "gains" and "conditions" previously negotiated by labor unions are easier to "renegotiate" and resolve, than many - if not most - of the other problems. The authors provides a reasoned analysis of the problems confronting the airline industry; reasons why unions are sought as the "concessions of choice;" difficulties that unions are encountering, impeding their ability to provide concessions; and options for negotiating in troubled times (before, as well as during and after, bankruptcy). The article concludes with an outline of the factors that may contribute to the ability to succeed in negotiating concessions, along with an analysis of various combinations of approaches that may be of assistance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Fleming, Joseph Z
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 1: 2001 to 2004
  • Pagination: pp 16051-16069
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2010 12:47PM