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Virgin America Facing Unionization Petition
WSJ ^ | October 24th 2011 | Susan Carey

Posted on 10/24/2011 3:51:33 AM PDT by Cardhu

Edited on 10/24/2011 5:10:56 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Transport Workers Union on Monday is slated to petition the government to call a representation election in which the union hopes to win the right to represent 650 flight attendants at discounter Virgin America.

Virgin America, a Burlingame, Calif., company with a hub in San Francisco, has 2,100 employees and is entirely nonunion. Richard Branson'sVirgin Group of the U.K. has a 25% voting stake and a 49% economic interest in the company.


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: airlines; california; unions; unitedkingdom; virgin
"Virgin America, which took wing in 2007, has won numerous awards for its low fares, stylish service and tech-laden aircraft. But the carrier has had only one profitable quarter in its brief existence—in the third quarter of 2010..."
1 posted on 10/24/2011 3:51:37 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cardhu.
The Transport Workers Union... hopes to win the right to represent 650 flight attendants at discounter Virgin America.
By 'represent' the TWU means 'foster dependence among while it fleeces'.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 4:24:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cardhu
If the TWU and the Obama Administration cook the books and win this, close down and look for a more friendly country in which to make money.
3 posted on 10/24/2011 4:44:22 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cardhu

Before any flight attendant votes for union representation think back and remember what a great job TWA’s flight attendant union did for their members.


4 posted on 10/24/2011 4:46:33 AM PDT by Train Collector (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Train Collector

Better yet, look to Southwest, the only airline I choose to fly, and now Delta who is in their own unionization fight. The merger with Northwest started a battle within. Ask the Delta attendants with the little crossed out circle button they wear.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 6:27:22 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Cardhu

I would love it if Richard Branson shut down the airline. Then where would those little trouble makers be working??


6 posted on 10/24/2011 10:45:39 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Cardhu

was this by secret ballor or by “card check” (aka thug vote intimidation)


7 posted on 10/24/2011 11:01:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ridesthemiles

interesting footnote:

There used to be a beer company in Greece called “Fix Beer” (there is a lost in translation in there). The socialists in power at the time voted on draconial labor laws which would have been very unprofitable and diminished ownership rights. The man who owned Fix Beer shut the whole operation down. To this day the factory remains an empty shell crumbling to time.

It was a fine example of Going Galt.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 11:06:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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