“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
"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.