Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 4 (1984).

Up Against the Gloom and Doom! Aggressive Unionism at Eastern Airlines

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  • Breaking New Ground: Pension Fund Bargaining at Eastern 

    Barber, Randy (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] Traditionally, unions have exercised their economic power through the strike and the boycott to gain collective bargaining agreements and through the day-to-day enforcement of contract provisions. But the rapidly ...
  • Searching for Eastern's Bottom Line 

    Locker, Mike; Abrecht, Steve (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] Over the last two years labor unions have faced escalating demands for concessions and give-backs. To counter the spread of concession fever, many unions are trying to develop a more sophisticated picture of a ...
  • Interview with Charles Bryan, President, District 100, I.A.M. 

    Unknown author (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] "The long-term success of any corporation is fundamental and necessary for the success of the union. So to put your head in the sand and say, 'I just want to pull my head out when I can, slam my fist on the table ...
  • Chapter 11: The Fall Crisis at Eastern 

    Baicich, Paul J. (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] When the IAM's contract with Eastern was ratified on April 8, membership morale and self-confidence were at a high point. But labor relations in the airline industry as a whole were bad and getting worse.
  • Questions & Answers 

    Unknown author (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] As part of a sophisticated public relations campaign, management released a series of bulletins which purported to answer its employees' questions and "concerns." Samples from Bulletins 7 and 8 are reprinted ...
  • Research, Experts and Building Solidarity 

    Urra, Marty (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] The message read, "Be in Atlanta for emergency meeting of unions with Eastern" and was signed by Charlie Bryan. The contract we had won with Eastern now had to be defended against the banks to whom Eastern owed ...
  • I Don't Remember Raping You 

    Mungovan, Barbara (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] I Don't Remember Raping You (Sung to the tune of I Don't Remember Loving You by John Connlee)
  • To Frank Borman 

    Mungovan, Barbara (1984-01-01)
    [Excerpt] Frank Borman's campaign against the Machinists at Eastern included a flurry of letters to the union's membership. These letters, as has become standard in employer campaigns for concessions, blamed the union ...
  • IAM District 100 Vs. Eastern and the Banks 

    Banks, Andrew R. (1984-01-01)
    The story that follows is a story of how IAM District 100, step by step, escalated a struggle over almost every major issue facing the labor movement today: concessions, control of corporate investment decisions, the power ...


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