3.27.12 – (LAA) – AMR Files 1113 Motion, TWU Protest in Miami

AMR files 1113 motion

We learned last week that an 1113 motion was imminent, but have suspected for months that AMR would go this way. Horton’s outright refusal to consider our early-out proposal, which would have saved money and mitigated layoffs, was a strong indication of his plan. Flight Attendants’ concerns have fallen on deaf ears for over a decade. Horton even admitted to ignoring the voices of his employees in an interview last week. We had hoped he would use this reorganization to reset AMR’s relationship with its workforce, but that doesn’t seem to be a priority. Of course, the APFA will continue to negotiate with management, as we have been throughout bankruptcy, but we cannot be asked to give up more than is necessary and fair.

APFA will fight the effort in court and will do all we can to preserve Flight Attendants health care, wages and benefits. We have the right team in place, we are prepared, and most importantly, we have the facts on our side. Through all our industry’s problems and our company’s mismanagement, the Flight Attendants have been the outstanding, committed, and dedicated employees that keep American Airlines moving, and we won’t give up on it now.

APFA will lead the way in fighting American’s overreaching in court. The company can succeed only if it convinces the judge that the contract changes it seeks are necessary, fair and equitable. In reality, its draconian demands are none of those things. We will use every available resource to preserve Flight Attendants health care, wages and benefits. In the end, we believe that we will force the company back to the table to negotiate and reach an agreement.

In Unity,
Laura Glading


TWU Protest in Miami

TWU will hold a protest against Corporate Greed at the AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA in Miami on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

TWU Localís 568, 561, 570 will be hosting.

We will be meeting at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW, Local 349) at 4:30 pm SHARP!!

Transportation from IBEW to the arena will be available.

The IBEW Local 349 is located at 1657 NW 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125.

Directions to the IBEW Local 349:

Going east on 836 take the Civic Center/Hospitals exit at the far right of the tollbooth just before the bridge over the Miami River. There is a toll. Stay in the far left lane to go north. You will be at 17th Avenue ñ turn left (north) on 17th Avenue. Take 17th avenue north. Go over the bridge and continue north on 17th avenue until you get to 16th Terrace NW and turn left and then make another quick left into the IBEW parking lot.

Refreshments will be served.

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