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Over 8,000 Marriott Employees on Strike in 8 Cities

Over 8,000 Marriott Employees on Strike in 8 Cities

If you’re staying at a Marriott, you may have to cross a picket line to check into the hotel. As of Wednesday, approximately 8,000 employees ranging from bartenders to bellmen to housekeepers at 23 Marriott hotels in eight cities were on strike.
The hotels are in Boston, Detroit, Maui, Oahu, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Union officials feel that negotiations for better pay and improved workplace security have stalled.
Marriott …

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Routes Including Service to Ecuador and Rochester

JetBlue Airways announced multiple new routes and network changes.
The changes will make the airline “even more relevant in its key markets.”
The New York-based airline is adding new service to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
In addition, the airline is adding service between Boston Logan International and Greater Rochester International airports and Providence’s T.F. Green International and Palm Beach International Airports, and it …

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Boston Walk Out in City’s First Hotel Strike

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Boston Walk Out in City’s First Hotel Strike

Workers at seven Marriott International properties in Boston walked off the job in what is the city’s first hotel strike.
The move follows months of contract negotiations that did not result in an agreement.
Over 1,500 employees ranging from bartenders to bellmen to housekeepers went on strike at the Aloft Boston Seaport District, Element Boston Seaport District, Ritz-Carlton Boston, Sheraton Boston, W Hotel Boston, Westin Boston Waterfront, and Westin Copley Place.
The union …

Delta to Introduce Non-Stop Service Between Boston and Lisbon

Delta to Introduce Non-Stop Service Between Boston and Lisbon

Delta Air Lines announced the addition of seasonal non-stop service between Lisbon and Boston. The inaugural flight will be on May 23, 2019
The flight replaces Delta’s current seasonal service between Lisbon and Atlanta.
The airline will operate the flight with Boeing 757 aircraft. The 757 has 20 seats in Delta’s Premium Select premium-economy cabin, 29 seats in the airline’s premium-economy lite section, and 150 seats in coach. All passengers have access …

JetBlue to Add Boston-Palm Springs and Expand JFK-Palm Springs Service

JetBlue to Add Boston-Palm Springs and Expand JFK-Palm Springs Service

JetBlue Airways announced it will launch new twice-weekly service between Boston and Palm Springs, California, next February.
The New York-based carrier said it will also expand the duration of its seasonal flights from New York to Palm Springs to include Memorial Day Weekend in 2019. Service to Palm Springs is set to begin on October 10, 2018.
The airline will operate the Boston-Palm Springs route on Mondays and Thursdays from February 14, …

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

When the CES 2019 show opens in Las Vegas in January 2019, attendees will have multiple new options to fly there.
United Airlines is adding new non-stop flights from Austin, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle to Las Vegas in addition to the flights it regularly offers from its seven hubs in the United States.
The Chicago-based airline will offer as many as 48 non-stop flights from …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …