10.08.08 – (LAA) – InfoReps Partcipating in Targeted Campaign at DFW, MIA, LGA, and LAX (Pax for Pax)

On Friday, October 10, beginning at 11 A.M. local time, APFA InfoReps will be participating in a targeted campaign at DFW, MIA, LGA and LAX.

As stated during the Mobilize to Maximize Road Shows in July, the need for public support is essential during any negotiations. Although we are starting out on a somewhat smaller, localized scale, the mobilization efforts will intensify and broaden should negotiations drag on without an agreement.

During Friday’s event, called “PAX for PAX” – PAX meaning both the Latin word for “peace” and an airline abbreviation for “passengers” – Flight Attendants will hand out informational flyers and travel pillows imprinted with www.paxforpax.com the website promoting the “Peace for Passengers” campaign.

With the growing challenges facing air travel such as the reduction in flight schedules, increasingly crowded planes, additional charges for food and beverages, and no blankets or pillows APFA Flight Attendants will demonstrate at the four airports to protest chaotic air travel for passengers and highlight our poor working conditions. The campaign focuses on improving air travel for both passengers and Flight Attendants.

Our message: We hope this pillow brings you some peace during your flight. Please show your support as we seek economic peace with a new contract. APFA is in negotiations with American to fix some of the most pressing issues facing Flight Attendants, including improving working conditions, restoring pay, and overhauling the scheduling system. Despite making sacrifices to stave off bankruptcy in 2003, our pay and benefits have been reduced by 33% while workload has increased 47%, resulting in less time with their families. Meanwhile, American Airlines executives have rewarded themselves with $366 million in bonuses over the last three years.

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