Let’s say you work for US Airways and you’re looking for a way to make yourself feel good during the Christmas season. Perhaps you’ll volunteer for a non-profit organization. Perhaps you’ll help the needy in some way. Well, US Airways has just the plan for you. It is asking its non-union staff to volunteer (that means without pay) at Philadelphia Airport during the New Year’s rush. I call this Habitat for H’US Airways.
You did read that correctly: US Airways is solving its sick-out problem by asking non-union workers to volunteer over New Year’s.
"This is a volunteer program," the airline said in an email to staff
published by the paper. "You will not be paid if this is on your day(s)
off. It promises to be a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the
operation of our airline and come face to face with our customers."
Rewarding. Like slavery.