AFL-CIO

June 16, 2009 - 6:47am

Manufacturing workers at Bell Helicopter near Fort Worth, Texas, went on strike Monday for the first time in more than two decades in part to protect the jobs of 44 janitors whose work the company wants to outsource. On the Web site for United Auto Workers Local 218, the union said its members would remain on strike until at least June 21.

June 2, 2009 - 6:50am

The Obama Administration will appoint two mediators to resolve the long-simmering contract dispute between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) and the FAA.

January 30, 2009 - 5:56am

An FAA plan to consolidate all of the 84 National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters working in the nation’s 21 ATC en route centers into two central forecasting stations has drawn spirited opposition from two unions, the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca).

January 28, 2009 - 7:38am

A nearly four-month-old strike at Vought Aircraft’s plant in Nashville ended last month with the ratification of a new contract by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers. The settlement means Vought will not move ahead with its threat to hire permanent replacement workers and move Citation Columbus wing production from Nashville to Grand Prairie, Texas.

January 12, 2009 - 11:27am

Vought Aircraft Industries planned to meet again tomorrow with leaders of the striking International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 735 in Nashville, Tenn., in hopes of “a quick contract resolution” after threatening to use permanent replacement workers for the nearly 1,000 employees who walked out in September.

December 30, 2008 - 4:06am

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gearing up to ask lawmakers to include in an upcoming economic stimulus bill a moratorium on the use of foreign repair stations by U.S. air carriers, according to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). Such a moratorium, ARSA explained, could mean that “U.S.

December 10, 2008 - 10:54am

According to the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is gearing up to ask lawmakers to include in an upcoming economic stimulus bill a moratorium on the use of foreign repair stations by U.S. air carriers. Such a moratorium, ARSA explained, could mean that “U.S.

November 16, 2008 - 9:17am

Parked proudly outside the Tailwind Capital Chalet (No. 19) here on the MEBA static display is a newly converted 2003 Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), dubbed the Hemisphere 200XR. It is one of five CRJ200s that Tailwind acquired for the purpose of changing the former regional airliners into business jets that are nearly identical to new Challenger 850s.

November 15, 2008 - 6:11am

Prior to yesterday’s sixth board meeting of MEBAA, the association’s chairman Ali Al Naqbi told MEBA Convention News that the biggest bottleneck at present is the lack of manpower at the association. “We are recruiting three more staff this year to help us achieve our objectives.

November 15, 2008 - 6:05am

MEBA organizers have declared themselves astonished by the impressive growth of the Middle East’s new biennial business aviation show. With 250 exhibitors from 29 countries along with 78 aircraft having converged here at Airport Expo Dubai this week, the 2008 edition will be 175 percent larger than the first show in January 2007.

 
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