For years, the company struggled to conclude joint contracts for flight attendants and maintenance workers following the 2010 merger of United and Continental, hurting workers' morale. "While it will increase costs in the near term, having good labor relations is worth the investment," said Sterne Agee CRT analyst Adam Hackel. Out of the 10,569 eligible pilots, 90.94 percent participated in a ratification vote and 79 percent of them approved the agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said on Friday.
Cabraser would also lead the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to hear cases pertaining to Volkswagen's usage of software to evade emissions limits, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of California said. Earlier in December, Volkswagen and the U.S. Department of Justice had both urged the U.S. Judicial Panel on multi-district litigation to send the cases to Detroit, but were ultimately assigned the Northern District of California in San Francisco, where the first Volkswagen case in the country was filed.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against six activists who were arrested during a protest in Ferguson, just as their trial was about to begin. The case was expected to include allegations of police brutality, claims of missing evidence and discussions about the shortcomings of body cameras.