On Monday, May 13th, WestJet announced it was being bought out by a private equity firm Onex for 5 billion dollars. This would take WestJet from being a publicly traded company to a private one.
WestJet pilots and cabin crew members have unionized all within the past several years. Chris Rauenbusch, president of CUPE Local 4070, representing cabin crew workers, discusses what this deal will mean for workers.
Also in this episode: ATU 1505’s Fare Strike.