Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines

Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines

Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines

Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines

Synopsis

This book examines the escalation of an organizational conflict to one of the most talked about industrial crises of the past decade: the demise of Eastern Airlines. Through an analysis of the messages exchanged by some of its key participants--the representatives of the pilots and management of Eastern--this study attempts to explain how and why some 4,000 men and women walked away from high-paying glamour jobs and toppled an institution. The book is not an evaluation of the economic climate or financial events that put Eastern into a critical bind; instead, it is an analysis of the human cost of an organizational tragedy that might possibly have been avoided.

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This book examines the escalation of an organizational conflict to one of the most talked about industrial crises of our time. Through an analysis of the messages exchanged by some of its key participants--the pilots and management representatives of Eastern Airlines--this study attempts to explain how and why some 4,000 men and women walked away from high-paying glamour jobs, and toppled an institution. This book is not an evaluation of the economic climate or financial events that put Eastern into a critical bind. Instead, it is an analysis of the human cost of an organizational tragedy which, according to many observers, could have been avoided.

The present analysis is useful for two reasons:

1.The problem of organizational unrest in the United States is growing. Since World War II, there have been . . .

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