Flight attendants and mechanics at American Airlines want to resume contract talks as a deadline nears for a federal judge to rule on whether the airline can impose its own terms on workers.
US Airways announced that it wants to merge with American Airlines. While it has not made an offer, it has struck an agreement with the airline’s unions.
American Eagle flight attendants protested outside of Terminal B at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Tuesday. The group was picketing the regional carrier’s desire to slash tens of millions of dollars off labor costs.
Southwest Airlines is opening a new pilot crew base and flight attendant crew base at Denver International Airport.
Flight attendants facing layoffs and pay cuts at American Airlines have narrowly re-elected their union president.
The flight attendants’ union says that because of job-sharing and other steps, American Airlines won’t have to furlough 500 workers this spring.
Two major unions at American Airlines are asking the company to offer incentives for workers to retire early as a way to reduce planned layoffs.
They say they are trying to save some of the 13,000 jobs that American wants to eliminate as part of its bankruptcy.
Just last year, American Airlines flight attendants raised $90,000 for charity by recycling aluminum cans used by airline passengers.
Southwest Airlines has suspended a pilot whose disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants were transmitted over the radio.
A union president at American Airlines said that federal officials aren’t likely to let flight attendants go on strike.