The new agreement also continues to prevent workers from falling ill and from becoming homeless. It requires the hotel to impose social employment and for staff and guests to wear masks. The TWA Hotel must provide EPI to workers, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and physical barriers in workplaces such as reception. Management must wait at least 15 minutes after a client leaves before sending a handler to clean a busy room so that there is sufficient time for possible viral particles in the air. In order to contain potential outbreaks, the TWA Hotel must now perform daily temperature checks for workers and pay for coronavirus tests when an employee has a fever above 100.4. When an employee of a TWA hotel gets sick, he or she is entitled to an additional 20 days of paid recreation, so workers do not have to worry about taking care of their families while they recover. Financially weak, in 1985, a certain Carl Icahn took control of TWA. In 1988, Icahn took TWA privately and received $469 million from the agreement, or $1.01 billion in 2020. The agreement also meant that TWA would take on $540 million in debt – $1.17 billion in today`s dollars. Here, the TWA and the Union followed the RLA`s scheme without interference for an unsuccessful conclusion and then turned to mutual aid.
We have found more than once that, in this last phase of a labour dispute governed by the RLA, «the law is totally inexhaustible with regard to the scope of self-help allowed.» Interns, 394 U.S. at 394 U.S. 391; Burlington Northern, supra, at 481 U. 447-448. Such silence does not amount to an imprimature of Congress in all forms of mutual aid after negotiation. This shows, however, that we should be hesitant to impose restrictions on all but forms of mutual aid, which are a fundamental blow to union or employer activity and to the collective bargaining process itself. Just as we have not seen a legal basis to limit the secondary activities of unions during a period of self-help in Trainmen and Burlington Northern, we also do not see in article 24 the prohibition of TWA`s crossover policy as soon as negotiations have reached an impasse. The two self-help measures fall directly into the «full range of peaceful economic power that [the parties] can put in place» once they «have exhausted without success the procedures of the Railway Labour Act to resolve a major dispute.» Training, supra, at 394 U.P. 392.
Neither measure prevented the AHR system from operating; Neither measure was inherently destructive to union or employer activity. Similarly, we see nothing in Railway Clerks v. Florida East Coast R. Co., 384 U.S. 238 (1966), on which the Union relies so strongly, is the opposite. In East Coast Florida, we recognized the ability of an air carrier to deviate from the terms of an existing collective agreement if reasonably necessary to operate during a strike.