Monday, November 04, 2013

Reversing Wage Erosion to Restore Good Jobs at American Airports

In recent decades, the airline industry has seen a substantial increase in outsourcing which has undercut job security and lowered wages. The transformation of self-sustaining middle-class airline careers to low-wage outsourced jobs not only hurts workers and their communities, but also may negatively affect the safety, security, and efficiency of airports. The UC Berkeley Labor Center released a report on November 4, 2013, that examines the extent of outsourcing in the airline industry; trends in wages over the last 20 years; the implications of these trends for workers, customers, and other stakeholders; and the costs and benefits of improving job standards in this industry.

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