United Airlines announced plans Friday to donate $1 million to Warren Village, a Denver nonprofit that helps low-income and single-parent families become self-sufficient. Warren Village provides families with affordable housing, comprehensive educational and career guidance, and early childhood education. “United’s extraordinary generosity demonstrates their commitment to Denver and will enable us to enhance the strength and quality of our core programs and support our desire to expand our positive impact in the community,” said Ethan Hemming, Warren Village’s President and CEO, in a statement. Friday’s announcement is the fourth in a series of United grant announcements across its domestic hub markets. Each $1 million grant is part of a $8 million United investment that helps address critical needs identified by local leadership in its hub cities — Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and … [Read more...] about United Airlines to donate $1 million grant to Denver nonprofit
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Despite having more than seventy years of combined experience working for United Airlines, flight attendants Ruben Lee and Jeanne Stroup were fired by the carrier for watching a video on an iPad for approximately fifteen minutes and failing to wear aprons during one flight in September 2013. But while folks at the company may have thought they'd save money by sacking two veteran employees, they were wrong. A jury has awarded Lee and Stroup $800,000 in damages, and attorney David Lane, who represents them, predicts the final tally will come close to double that amount."We're not alleging United has a pattern and practice of age discrimination," Lane notes. "But in this particular case, they tried to make an example out of a couple of older flight attendants, and it backfired on them."The complaint is accessible below, and it outlines the stellar careers of Stroup and Lee. She spent 35 years at United, starting out in 1978 as a reservation representative and earning a promotion to the … [Read more...] about Firing Flight Attendants Who Watched an iPad May Cost United $1.5 Million
Last Updated Jul 27, 2009 10:25 AM EDT It looks like Glenn Tilton has finally started to publicly declare his succession plan for United Airlines, and John Tague unsurprisingly tops the list. He was named president of the airline last week. What does this mean for the way things are going at the airline? Not much right now. My guess is that this simply solidifies what has been going on at the airline anyway, but now it's being formalized. Tilton really has had more of a hands off approach, and many of his speeches now seem to focus on industry issues in general. We can probably thank his appointment as the chairman of the board for the Air Transport Association for that. If you told me in 2002 that John Tague would someday be president of United, I would have laughed at you. Tague left his previous job running ATA (into the ground) that year, and I would have guessed his airline career wasn't going anywhere. With ATA, Tague decided to focus on building up a major scheduled … [Read more...] about A Look at John Tague, New President of United Airlines
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A classical musician is alleging United Airlines (UAL) may have injured her hands when its employees barred her from boarding a plane with her 17th-century violin. Yennifer Correia is claiming a United Airlines supervisor barred her from boarding a plane with her violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and left her worried her hands — and by extension, her livelihood — may have been harmed. Her attorney said Tuesday a lawsuit against United is likely on the 33-year-old Memphis woman's behalf after the Sunday confrontation in Houston as she was preparing to fly to Missouri for a symphony rehearsal. Correia had a discount fare that, according to rules posted on United's website, doesn't let passengers stow luggage in the overhead bin, although an exception is allowed for "small" musical instruments. It was not clear Tuesday why Correia was told to check the violin — made in Italy and believed to date to the late … [Read more...] about Violinist claims United caused scuffle, barred her from plane
DALLAS The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights. "The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people," AMR CEO Thomas Horton said Wednesday in a letter to employees. AMR is American's parent company. US Airways posts record profitBankrupt American hopes to hire 1,500American Airlines parent reports loss of $238MAmerican currently has about 8,000 active pilots. Horton's letter was issued the same day that American announced it would start new international routes next year. American, which is operating under bankruptcy protection, seeks to capitalize on growth in international travel, especially among high-fare corporate travelers. The airline wants to show that it can grow on its own, while US Airways (LCC) is pushing for a merger as the only way for both to compete against larger rivals … [Read more...] about Bankrupt American Airlines expects to hire 2,500 pilots
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Gridlock by Marwa Eltagouri by Marwa Eltagouri Email the author March 14 at 11:21 PM Email the author The new logo of Alaska Airlines is shown next to a model of a plane with the old livery in Seattle. (AP) On an evening last June, Alaska Airlines co-pilot Betty Pina had a glass of wine. Then came a second glass, brought to her by the captain she was paired with for a three-day assignment. The next thing Pina remembers is finding herself in a vomit-soaked bed, naked from the waist down, she alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the airline. Pina, a 39-year-old military veteran, says Alaska Airlines allowed the … [Read more...] about An Alaska Airlines pilot said a captain drugged and raped her. He still works for the airline.
Your employees don't want rewards -- they want respect. Brittany Larsen Published 7:30 am, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Photo: Andrew Harrer | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Andrew Harrer | Getty Images United Airlines' Bonus Lottery Was Doomed to Fail. Don't Make the Same Mistake With Your Team. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A few days ago, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby announced a new incentive program that would eliminate the company's bonus structure and replace it with a lottery, where one lucky employee would win $100,000 and a handful of others would have a shot at a Mercedes or a vacation. Immediately, legacy employees went on the record voicing concerns, with one union leader stating that "no team-oriented reward should be dictated by lottery." Related: How to … [Read more...] about United Airlines’ Bonus Lottery Was Doomed to Fail. Don’t Make the Same Mistake With Your Team.
Two former United Airlines flight attendants who claimed age discrimination for being fired were awarded $800,000 in damages by a federal jury Monday in Denver, their lawyer said. Jennie Stroup, a United employee for 30 years, and Rubin Lee, a 41-year veteran of the airline, were fired in 2013. They sued their former employer in June of 2015 in U.S. District Court in Denver. Stroup, as a flight attendant, flew about 30,000 flight hours “without incident” and missed only one check-in during her long career, according to the lawsuit. Lee, during his decades-long United career, received multiple awards from the airline for his “stellar customer service, enthusiasm, loyalty, and attention to safety issues.” In 1974, Lee was part of a crew on a flight from New York City to Milwaukee that was diverted to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., because of inoperable landing gear. The jet slid to an emergency landing and Lee helped to deploy … [Read more...] about Two former United Airlines employees awarded $800,000 in age discrimination suit
Metropolitan State University of Denver aviation students got a preview Monday of a new partnership between the school and United Airlines, a first-in-the-industry program United officials hope will help push back against a looming pilot shortage. The “career path program,” which is being unveiled Tuesday, will create a means for flight officer students at Metro to interview with United as undergraduates, and — if accepted — follow a defined track to one of United’s regional partner airlines. After meeting flight time requirements there, participants can move on to waiting jobs in United cockpits, all within five or seven years of graduation. “There are requirements, but when you think about the process and the path you need to go, it’s a very streamlined effort,” United Capt. Michael McCasky told students at the school’s aviation and aerospace science building Monday. “And I think the real key is … when you … [Read more...] about Hoping to head off pilot shortage, United Airlines and Metro State aviation program launch unique partnership
BOONE GROVE — The Boone Grove Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders took a closer look at Lisa Broton after learning she worked at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Broton, who has been the school's media specialist for five years, has created a career exploration program for students. "At this age I know kids don't really know what they want to do when they grow up," she said. "Most people know about being a teacher, a nurse, a doctor or a lawyer but there are so many other careers out there and I wanted to expose them to other professions." To that end, Broton whose degree is in hospitality management from Purdue University, talked to students about her career and how she came to become a media specialist after working in hospitality and advertising. The students were impressed with the time she spent working at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and at Walt Disney. "You are not stuck doing one thing forever," she told the youngsters. "Find … [Read more...] about Boone Grove media specialist offers career exploration