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Southwest Agreed to Pay FAA for Inspector’s Time During Government Shutdown

Southwest Agreed to Pay FAA for Inspector’s Time During Government Shutdown

Originally published on Jan. 29, 2019 in The Wall Street Journal

Southwest Airlines Co. benefited from an unusual deal with federal aviation regulators during the recent partial government shutdown: The carrier agreed to cover the cost of briefly recalling a furloughed safety inspector to sign off on putting three new jets into service.

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Federal Subcontractors Deserve Shutdown Protections

Federal Subcontractors Deserve Shutdown Protections

The temporary end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history won’t help federal subcontractors like Pablo Lazaro, a cafeteria worker whom the federal government subcontracts to serve food to millions of visitors at a Smithsonian museum for less than $32,000 a year.

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The single most important pro-labor speech of the shutdown was not given by AOC

The single most important pro-labor speech of the shutdown was not given by AOC

This article was originally posted by Salon on January 27, 2019.

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So much for the labor movement’s funeral

CWA President Chris Shelton Statement on Federal Government Shutdown

CWA President Chris Shelton Statement on Federal Government Shutdown

This article was originally posted by CWA Union on January 25, 2019. 

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As the Trump shutdown ends, cheers for air travel workers echo across Twitter

As the Trump shutdown ends, cheers for air travel workers echo across Twitter

This article was originally posted by Mashable on January 26, 2019. 

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal on End to Shutdown

Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal on End to Shutdown

January 25, 2019 — In response to the announced deal to end the 35-day government shutdown, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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