American Airlines flight attendants’ union loses wage dispute

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed 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.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed April 20, 2017 16:27