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Norwegian Air's Foreign Air Carrier Permit Application Threatens to Undermine Wage and Labor Standards

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We've seen it happen before. Global companies do business by finding the cheapest labor to gain a competitive edge. Now this type of behavior is threatening U.S. airline workers. 

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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No Fancy Commercials, but Super Bowl is Brought to You by Union Members

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Sunday was the first outdoor, cold weather site Super Bowl in the game’s 48-year history. The frigid weather in the weeks leading up to the game didn't  stop the thousands of union members who brought you the game. On the scene at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands or behind the scenes at many facilities in the Metro New York-New Jersey area, union members made the nation’s national party day possible.   

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History of the Labor Movement Highlighted in Upcoming Mini-Series

Buzz is building around a new documentary film series, "Strength in Union," which is currently being filmed. Covering the history of the labor movement and highlighting the stories of workers, the series also will feature interviews from historians and labor leaders, including Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers (USW); Cliff Guffey, president of the Postal Workers (APWU); Lawrence J. Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU); and Captain Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots (ALPA).

The NH Labor News reports it is likely the series will air on PBS, as well as in select theaters and film festivals.  

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Union Veterans, Members Clean Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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In the early hours of Aug. 3, the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council organized a group of national union leaders and activists to participate in the washing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. As the sun rose over the Three Service Members Statue, volunteers received a welcome from the Vietnam Veterans of America, saluted the memorial and observed a moment of silence.

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Airline Unions Respond to Asiana Crash in San Francisco

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On Saturday, July 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, leading to two deaths and more than 100 injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation into the cause of the tragedy.

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Unions React to American-US Airways Merger

The announcement of the proposed merger between American Airlines—now in bankruptcy proceedings—and US Airways has drawn mixed reactions from the AFL-CIO unions, which represent workers at both airlines.

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Union Members Play Big Part in Super Bowl Game Plan

Union Members Play Big Part in Super Bowl Game Plan

In New Orleans this Super Bowl week, there are plenty of fans sporting 49ers' red and gold caps and jerseys and Ravens' purple and black gear. But there also are thousands of union members—including many from unions in the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO (GNO)—who proudly display their union label and are making the game possible and the fan experience in the Crescent City run smoothly.

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ALPA Asks Congress to Set One Standard of Safety for All Flights

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The Air Line Pilots (ALPA) union is asking Congress to pass the Safe Skies Act of 2013, which would set one standard of fatigue rules for all pilots. Currently, under a rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration last year, only passenger pilots are required to operate under flight- and duty-time limits that protect them from excessive fatigue and the possible dangers they face if they become too tired to properly fly their plane. Pilots who fly cargo planes currently operate under a weaker standard.

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ALPA’s FlightDeck: News for Pilots and Public

The FlightDeck is a monthly YouTube program from the Air Line Pilots (ALPA) that features aviation industry news for ALPA members, industry stakeholders and the traveling public. Regular segments, such as “Ask a Pilot” and “Fit for Flight,” answer commonly asked questions and offer helpful tips for those interested in aviation. Here’s the latest edition.

 

You can find previous episodes and special reports here.

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