American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today commended their Pilot counterparts, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), on the announcement of a tentative agreement in principle with management. The agreement, subject to ratification by the Pilot membership, helps ensure future flying for AMR Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary which carries nearly 20 million passengers a year for American Airlines.
“American Eagle Flight Attendants look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues across the airline as we rebuild our carrier and move forward. Like our counterparts at ALPA, AFA has been dedicated to doing everything in our power to reach the best possible agreement in the worst of circumstances,” said Robert Barrow, AFA President at American Eagle.
Since November 2012, the AMR Corporation has closed two American Eagle bases and outsourced a considerable amount of regional flying to four non-owned carriers.
“As a result of American’s bankruptcy, the future of our airline hung in the balance. American Eagle Flight Attendants and other employees sacrificed greatly and have provided management with substantial resources to provide for future growth. Collectively, our contributions add value to the new American and we look forward to being key partners in the new American,” added Barrow.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 68 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at http://afaeagle.com/