Flight Attendants Call on American CEO to Pay All Employees Equally

Washington, DC (March 24, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), calls on American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to provide American Eagle flight attendants with the same wage increase as mainline flight attendants. While Doug Parker announced profit sharing for all AAG employees, the Flight Attendants serving the same passengers for American Eagle are paid significantly less.

“We believe it’s time for you to recognize in the same way the workers who serve American’s passengers through the American Eagle brand,” AFA Presidents Robert Barrow (Envoy), Lisa Heinselman (PSA), and Anita Jwanouskos (Piedmont) said in a letter. “We encourage a bold move to act differently from the rest of the industry and provide equal pay for equal work.”

The three airlines that make up the American Eagle brand—Envoy, Piedmont and PSA—are wholly owned subsidiaries of the American Airlines Group (AAG). AAG is making record setting profits, but yet refuses to honor their frontline employees’ contributions to the success of American Eagle Brand.

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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 70 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 www.afacwa.org.

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