Transport Workers Union
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.
The Allied Pilots Association board has decided not to send American Airlines’ final contract offer to union members for a vote.
Five of the seven bargaining units of the Transport Workers Union have voted to accept American Airlines’ final settlement offer, saying it reduces the number of job cuts.
Could a new contract be the key to saving a struggling airline? American Airlines said that they have come up with a new plan to cut costs and save jobs.
More than 100 flight attendants and other supporters are picketing outside of Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today. The group is at the airport supporting the US Airways bid to merge with American Airlines.
The major unions for Fort Worth-based American Airlines have decided to back US Airways hostile takeover of the airline. While the unions can’t force a merger, they hold seats on the committee of unsecured creditors in the AMR Corp. bankruptcy case.
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.
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