APA Director of Communications
Capt. Denny Breslin
APA Communications Chairman
APFA Media Relations
817-540-0108 ext. 8107
TWU-ATD Communications Coordinator
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Editors note: Joint letter is attached.
AMERICAN AIRLINES, THE ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION, THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND THE TRANSPORT WORKER’S UNION ISSUE JOINT LETTER TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE ON
PENSION PLAN LEGISLATION
FORT WORTH, Texas – Today American Airlines on behalf of its employees, and the presidents of the three labor unions issued the attached joint letter regarding defined benefit pension plan legislation to the Finance Committee on Pension Plan Legislation. The three unions represent AA pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance technicians, plant maintenance employees, fleet service employees, ground service employees, technical specialists, flight dispatchers, stock clerks, flight simulator technicians, ground school, flight simulator and pilot simulator instructors at American.
Information about APA
Founded in 1963, APA is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The APA currently represents over 13,000 pilots. There are currently 2,819 American Airlines pilots on furlough. The furloughs began shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Also, several hundred American Airlines pilots are on full-time military leave of absence serving in the armed forces. The union’s Web site address is www.alliedpilots.org.
Information about APFA
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) is the largest independent Flight Attendant union in the nation. It represents more than 25,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines, including 4,240 Flight Attendants who have been on furlough following the events of 9/11. Visit online at www.www.apfa.org.
Information about TWU
Founded in 1934, the TWU represents nearly 125,000 workers in the nation’s transportation industries, including 55,000 workers in the airline and government service industry in virtually all Class and Crafts. The Airlines Division represents 42 Locals and 59 labor contracts. The Airline Division website is www.twuatd.org.
Information about AA
American Airlines is the world’s largest airline, with a fleet of over 700 aircraft serving more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. American employs over 85,000 people worldwide.