Envoy Air Flight Attendants Appalled At Management's Recent Announcement To Get Rid Of Nearly 50 Planes
Washington, DC – Flight Attendant leaders from Envoy Air, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after AAG management announced plans to transfer Envoy’s fleet of 47 CRJ aircraft beginning Spring 2015:
“Rather than investing in the future of an already proven company, AAG management continues to exploit the regional industry through their ‘race to the bottom’ mentality. It is a sad reality that AAG management continues to dismiss and disrespect the very people who make AAG successful.
“Envoy Air/legacy American Eagle has been the recipient of numerous Skytrax awards over the years. Our Flight Attendant ratings have always been above our mainline peers by a healthy margin. Management’s failure to recognize that the employees of Envoy Air have spent years building the American Eagle brand becomes even more appalling in light of the recent eagerness to sacrifice all that we have built for short term gain.
“We will continue to fight for Envoy Air Flight Attendants and push back against management’s attempts to destroy our jobs. Once again, we call on management to honor their commitments to Flight Attendants and all workers at Envoy and return our company to the best-in-class leader we always have been.”
Envoy Air Flight Attendants are part of the Association of Flight Attendants, 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 69 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/