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Some involve a partnership with another brand, like a Star Wars-themed aircraft that will begin flying this fall, before the release of the latest film in the franchise.

United declined to say how much a brand would pay to paint its logo on a plane.

 

Some involve a partnership with another brand, like a Star Wars-themed aircraft that will begin flying this fall, before the release of the latest film in the franchise.

United declined to say how much a brand would pay to paint its logo on a plane.

The deals usually involve more than just financial compensation, Krolick said. The airline hasn’t announced any details about its plans with Disney around the upcoming “Star Wars” movie. But partnerships with movie studios could involve access to on-screen talent or content like films customers can stream in-flight, he said.

Other special paint jobs are in-house projects. United is running a contest that will select two women artists to have their designs featured on aircraft — one each representing the New York and California regions. Others have promoted the airline’s green initiatives or re-created old-school aircraft designs.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senator Calls on Boeing to Respect South Carolina Workers, Recognize IAM

A recent New York Times report on safety concerns in the 787 Dreamliner production line prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) to write a letter urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to reconsider the company’s approach to quality control and safety lapses.

(left to right) International President Robert Martinez Jr., Senator Bernie Sanders, General Vice President, Transportation Sito Pantoja

READ: Ohio senator calls for union as solution to alleged Boeing SC production issues Charleston (SC) Post and Courier

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An alarming report from The Daily: Boeing pushed its workforce to quickly turn out Dreamliners while ignoring safety issues raised by employees and, at times, harassed, intimidated and even fired those employees who raised production quality concerns. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/podcasts/the-daily/boeing-dreamliner-charleston.html 

The Boeing plant in North Charleston, S.C. Workers there have complained of defective manufacturing, debris left on planes and pressure to not report violations.

The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing

Problems at a plane factory in South Carolina led some workers to question whether safety was always the company’s first priority.

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“American Airlines wants to slash the pay of its employees; they want to outsource jobs,” Sanders told the crowd. “They want to take away health care benefits, and they want to abolish its defined benefit pension plan.”

 

“This is exactly what Americans are sick and tired of. And it’s not just American Airlines. Companies make good profits in America, and then they shut down and move to some desperate developing country.”

“American Airlines is not a poor, struggling company,” Sanders continued. “Last year, it made a net profit of $1.4 billion. This is a company that had enough money to pay its CEO, Doug Parker, over $19 million in compensation last year. This is a company that had enough money to buy back $15 billion of its own stocks during a five-year period.”

“So, today I say to the CEO of American Airlines… You damn well have enough money to pay your workers a decent wage with good benefits.”

 

 

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