A Wake Up Call For Business

The Teamsters' win means that workers can no longer be taken for granted

Pilots for Delta Airlines don't face contract talks until 2000. But borrowing a page from the successful strike by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters against United Parcel Service Inc., the Delta Airlines Pilot Assn. is considering starting "informational picketing" to try to win public support for their demands even before sitting down at the bargaining table. The Teamsters' victory, says pilots union President Dennis Dolan, "has given us a sense of empowerment."

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.