2.10.12 – AA Unions & Employees Gather at DFW For a Large Valentine’s Day Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012
Contact: Jeff Pharr (954) 558-4155

 

AA Unions & Employees Gather at DFW For a Large Valentine’s Day Protest
At the Heart of the Matter: AA’s Outrageous Terms Released February 1 by AMR

What:        APFA, TWU and AA Employee Protest
Date:         Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time:         11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST
Place:        DFW International Airport, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
Site:          Terminal D, Upper Level
Who:         Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AA/AMR Employees, Other Labor Unions and Concerned Citizens

Dallas-Ft. Worth– Employees of American Airlines, including those represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and concerned citizens, will hold a Valentine’s Day protest at DFW International Airport on Tuesday, February 14. Flight Attendants, Mechanics and Ground-workers, and supporters will join together to protest the company’s release of “outrageous terms” they deem necessary to fly right.

“American’s employees are the heart of this airline and have sacrificed billions in the past years to support their company. Our message is clear: We have worked hard, have played by the rules, and we all deserve better than this.” APFA President Laura Glading

About APFA – Founded in 1977, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) is the largest independent Flight Attendant union in the nation. It represents more than 16,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines. APFA Members live in almost every state of the nation and serve millions of Americans as they travel the nation and the world. In 2003, APFA played a major role in keeping American Airlines solvent and out of bankruptcy by giving back an employee bailout of $340 million in annual salary and benefits, for a total of over $2 billion and counting. APFA had been in negotiations with American for almost four years when the carrier filed for chapter 11-bankruptcy protection on November 29, 2011. Laura Glading is serving in her first four-year term as president of the union.

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