Home Medical Factors Facing Pilots Aviation Stories Of Interest FAA Exam Aviation News Maintenance and Aircraft Mechanics General Aviation Helicopters
Aviation History Legal Issues In Aviation Links To Other Sites Editorials Hot Air Balloon Aviation Training Handbooks Read Online Upcoming Events Editorials


American Eagle Flight Attendants Ratify Bankruptcy Agreement

September 9, 2012 - Flight Attendants at American Eagle, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) approved a tentative agreement with management.  

This agreement, which includes substantial improvements over management's original bankruptcy term sheet as well as their Last Best Final Offer, was approved by 87 percent of AFA members who participated. 

Robert Barrow, AFA President at American Eagle said "American Eagle Flight Attendants are eager to move forward and focus on rebuilding our great carrier. The bankruptcy laws give companies an indecent and abusive amount of power.   


“It is not a fair fight, so we have to fight smart. We did that in the bankruptcy negotiations and fought hard to achieve a deal which preserves our work rules and actually includes wage hikes and other improvements. No one wanted to vote 'FOR' this agreement, but our members recognized that doing so was in our best long-term interest".  

"AFA has been dedicated to doing everything in our power to combat management's outrageous demands at the bargaining table. After intense bankruptcy talks, we attained the best possible agreement in the worst of circumstances." 

On November 29, 2011, American Airlines (AMR) filed for bankruptcy, including American Eagle, and notified AFA that they would be pursuing concessions pursuant to Section 1113 (c) of the Bankruptcy Code, even though American Eagle had posted profits in the last several years.  

American Eagle is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation, with Flight Attendant domiciles in Dallas, Miami, Chicago, San Juan, Los Angeles and JFK-LaGuardia, and provides regional feed for American Airlines.


Other News Stories (For the latest news please checkout our home page)
blog comments powered by Disqus  
Home Aviation News Aviation Stories Of Interest FAA Exam Upcoming Events Links To Other Sites General Aviation Helicopters Medical Factors Facing Pilots
Maintenance and Aircraft Mechanics Hot Air Balloon Aviation Training Handbooks Read Online Aviation History Legal Issues In Aviation Sea Planes Editorials
 ©AvStop Online Magazine                                                                 Contact Us                                                  Return To News                                          Bookmark and Share

AvStop Aviation News and Resource Online Magazine