American Airlines flight attendants’ union loses wage dispute

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com April 20, 2017 16:27

American Airlines flight attendants’ union loses wage dispute

American Airlines flight attendants will receive a 1.6 percent raise, following a ruling by an arbitrator, which is far less than the 8.2 percent the union had requested.

“Flight attendants at this airline deserve industry-leading compensation. American CEO Doug Parker had an opportunity to deliver on the promise he made to make his employees the best-paid in the industry, and he refused,” Bob Ross, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, said in a statement.

The dispute traces back to the complicated contract negotiations to bring together flight attendants from US Airways and American Airlines after the two carriers merged.

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com April 20, 2017 16:27