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United Airlines agrees to keep 220 Hawaii jobs

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:55 p.m. HST, Jul 10, 2014


United Airlines has agreed with a union to keep about 220 jobs at airports on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David said the airline came to an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, with employees voting on the agreement Thursday.

David says the agreement lets United keep jobs.

Sandy Olmos, assistant general chairwoman of the union, thanked U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz for his support in a statement issued through Schatz' office.

The airline previously told employees in March it was considering the possibility of outsourcing jobs at 15 airports. It announced Monday it planned to outsource 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country while adding jobs elsewhere.

David says the airline is also adding 36 customer service jobs in Honolulu.







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HOSSANA wrote:
Terrific!! Thanks to Sen. Schatz, two of my friends, one on Big Isle, will be able to keep their jobs and benefits....geezus, can't beat that....well, that tops the icing on the cake as to who gets my vote.............they're celebrating on the Big Isle where jobs are at a premium so I can assure you who they will be voting for, also.....cheers!!
on July 10,2014 | 08:16PM
itoboy wrote:
I wonder what all the Schatz haters will say to this. Actually, I already know exactly what hybrid1 will post because he'll just lift it off his post from an earlier article. Same post for the last year. Any bets?
on July 10,2014 | 09:39PM
false wrote:
what exactly did he do again?
on July 10,2014 | 09:39PM
false wrote:
you can't be that naive...
on July 10,2014 | 09:39PM
false wrote:
sen. schatz will stop the ocean's from rising too...
on July 10,2014 | 09:44PM
false wrote:
sorry, that was the other dude...
on July 10,2014 | 09:44PM
64hoo wrote:
schatz did not do a thing he only sent a statement supporting uniteds decision on what the IAM and airlines agreed on. any of you could have sent a letter to support there contract he had nothing to do with the contract. read the article again he only supported it. he is still a mr. do nothing.
on July 10,2014 | 11:34PM
HOSSANA wrote:
You're just like Hanabatta in the debate!! Can't give credit where credit is due!!! He found the odds of UAL allowing workers in Hawaii to continue working and it was his persuasion of having UAL sit down with the local Internation and work out an agreement...Yes, he was not the facilitator in the agreement but UAL found it important enought that a U.S. Senator would get involved intensely to broker the talks and against all odds, jobs were saved esp. on the neighbor islands where jobs, esp. airline jobs, are at a premium....and yes, these workers will continue to receive their airline benefits etc....at lease he played a role, whether big or small, and got involved where as I didn't see Hanabatta, as a U.S. House Rep. ever get involved in this crisis because she felt it was a lost cause......can you imagine that...and is this how she is going to act in Congress....not worth sticking her neck out against all odds.....give me a break!!
on July 11,2014 | 12:19AM
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