Sign the pledge to protect good Alaska jobs at Anchorage International Airport (AFL-CIO/

Working men and women at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport need your support in their fight for respect on the job. A new out-of-state contractor, Menzies Aviation, is refusing to negotiate with fuelers, plant operators and mechanics who keep our airport running safely and efficiently. Let’s show Menzies we won’t tolerate attacks on working Alaskans. […]

July 31, 2017

Senator Blumenthal Announces Act Aimed at Combating Toxic Cabin Air (

On Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, a bill that seeks to protect airline passengers and cabin crew from toxic cabin air. Academic research indicates that approximately 20,000 toxic fume events have occurred during the past 10 years – an […]

July 27, 2017

Argentina’s air traffic controllers denounce CBA breach

Air traffic controllers in Argentina represented by ITF union ATEPSA – the Asociación de Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación – are to take go slow action because of labour rights violations and the failure of state company EANA SE to respect their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In a statement delivered […]

July 26, 2017

Southwest Airlines fires too many people, labor union leader says (

The president of the Transport Workers Union, the largest labor union at Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has written a scathing letter that condemns “intolerable and cancerous” working conditions for the carrier’s groundworkers and decries mistreatment including 2,700 disciplinary actions and 468 terminations since January 2015. “Groundworkers are flagrantly mistreated and abused by management,” wrote John […]

July 24, 2017

Aviation unions support Gate Gourmet drivers today

ITF unions representing Gate Gourmet workers are writing today to their local managers, to demonstrate support for the company’s drivers and logistics workers in Argentina as they step up their fight to be correctly recognised, instead of as food workers. Unions who have already pledged to act are the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (US), Parat […]

July 17, 2017