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Where Did Your Pay Raise Go? It May Have Become a Bonus

Where Did Your Pay Raise Go? It May Have Become a Bonus

Originally published in the New York Times in February 10, 2018

The recent stock market rumpus has been set off in part by fears that a tight labor market and quickening wage growth are a foretaste of higher inflation and interest rates. But sustained raises for American workers may be possible only if employers can break a habit: handing out one-time bonuses in place of salary increases.

 

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World's First Black Flight Attendant Honored

Originally published by NBC News (March 26, 2015) 

Léopoldine Doualla-Bell Smith vividly remembers her first flight at the tender age of 17.

“I was yelling and screaming and [the other flight attendant] was telling me to calm down,” she recalls, laughing at the memory of the first time she’d experienced soaring amid the clouds in an airplane. “I kept thinking, ‘what if I die?’”

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U.S. State Department to Announce Understanding with Qatar

U.S. State Department to Announce Understanding with Qatar

AFA Interactive: January 29, 2018

Media outlets reported yesterday that the U.S. Government and Qatar have reached a diplomatic understanding: "Qatar is expected to agree on Tuesday to release detailed financial information about its state-owned Qatar Airways, U.S. State Department officials said late on Sunday, a move that follows pressure from U.S. airlines for it to disclose any potential subsidies it has received." Reuters report >

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Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

Originally published in Reuters on January 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar is expected to agree on Tuesday to release detailed financial information about its state-owned Qatar Airways, U.S. State Department officials said late on Sunday, a move that follows pressure from U.S. airlines for it to disclose any potential subsidies it has received.

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Support LGBTQ Flight Attendants! Join Pride @ Work

Support LGBTQ Flight Attendants! Join Pride @ Work

Will you help build power for LGBTQ working people by joining Pride @ Work? These next three years will be crucial for LGBTQ rights. Studies show recent attacks on equality have led to half of the country stating that it is okay to discriminate against people for who they are or who they love.

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Experts Explain Why Sexual Assaults Occur On Airplanes & What Airlines Can Do To Stop It

Experts Explain Why Sexual Assaults Occur On Airplanes & What Airlines Can Do To Stop It

Originally posted on Bustle — It seems like every few months brings a new story about sexual assault on an airline flight. In March, a woman on a flight from Tampa to Toronto claimed she was sexually assaulted by a fellow passenger. In April, a woman was reportedly groped by an intoxicated man on a flight while her daughter sat right next to her, and the flight attendants kept bringing the man alcohol. In July, a woman claimed she woke up to a man masturbating next to her on an American Airlines flight. And these are just the reports that make it into the news — meaning that it's likely that many more incidents occur without attracting media publicity.

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Flight Attendants

What the Government Shutdown Means for Flight Attendants

January 20, 2018 — The U.S. government is officially shut down. This is not just about services, this is about jobs and families. Hundreds of thousands of government workers are spending the morning securing government offices, setting voicemail and email notifications, and completing shutdown plans: They are out of work with no knowledge of when Congress will act to get them back to work. The remaining million workers who are considered 'essential' employees are required to come to work without pay until funding resumes. This means millions of families are shouldering the impact of no agreement in Congress.

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