American Airlines continues to make its commitment to busting organized labor on its property crystal clear. Yesterday, the airline’s parent company revealed in its Statement of Financial Affairs an expenditure of nearly $400,000 to a firm that specializes in union busting.
American Labor Relations Services, which according to its website sells “union-free solutions” to employers, was paid $392,000 in the 90 days leading up to AMR’s bankruptcy filing in November.
“I’m disgusted, but I can’t say I’m surprised. This is just the most recent in a long line of questionable expenditures made by management,” said Laura Glading, President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. “Our team is going to press Horton and the rest of [AMR] management on this issue. We’d like to know exactly what the assignment was, the project’s duration, and why this management team thought it was essential. As creditors, we have the right to know exactly what this company was doing and may still be doing to break the collective bargaining units at American.”
Ad Hoc Update
This is Cindy Horan, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee.
Today February 28, 2012, at the APFA Annual Board of Directors Convention in San Francisco, three (3) Ad Hoc positions on the Executive Committee were confirmed. Liz Geiss has been reelected to position #5 for a 3 year term. Steven Baumert has been elected to position #2 to fill the place of Marcus Gluth for a 2 year term and Michelle Bernstein has been elected to position #3 to fill the place of Greg Gunter for a 1 year term. Their terms will commence on April 1, 2012.