APFA (Flight Attendants) Says 3,000 Would Retire Under Its Proposal to Airline, American Says No
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) both presented proposals aimed at cost cutting so the airline would cut less jobs:
‘The APFA program would have provided full pensions and medical coverage to workers retiring early and allowed American to immediately begin hiring 500 new workers at lower salaries. The airline wants to cut 2,300 jobs from among the 16,000 attendants represented by the union.’
‘The TWU, which represents mechanics, baggage handlers and other airport ground workers, proposed a one-time payment of $75,000 and certain health and other benefits for members who chose to leave. American’s plan calls for 8,800 job cuts within the union, which represents more than 23,000 workers.’
Both offers were apparently not enough for the Dallas Ft. Worth carrier:
“As currently structured, these early-out incentives would significantly increase costs and do not address the company’s need for sustainable cost savings and efficiency,” Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR said in a statement.
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) and American are also in talks for their own. The APA wants American to freeze their pensions instead of eliminating them.
Good luck unions. It’s nice to see that American is bargaining in good faith [emphasis: sarcasm]. The airline doesn’t want to pay them anything is what it is, and frankly, its criminal IMO.
And it won’t be 13,000 cuts…it’ll be more. Mark my words.
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