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2.14.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – AA Flight Attendants Welcome Merger Announcement

AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WELCOME MERGER ANNOUNCEMENT

Labor Plays Key Role in Creating Nation’s Largest Airline

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Euless, TX (February 14, 2013)The Association of Professional Flight Attendants enthusiastically welcomed today’s announcement that American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to a merger.

Laura Glading, APFA President said “It’s been a long, tough road but the result is well worth it. Today’s announcement proves that everyone benefits when labor has a seat at the table. The new American will provide job security and fair compensation for all employees and another great option for the flying public. I’m looking forward to working with our new colleagues as our operations and cultures combine. Flight attendants from both companies are eager to help build a strong and competitive airline and restore American’s prominence.”

In April of 2012, four months after American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection, its unions announced that they had reached agreements with the management of US Airways in the event of a merger. APFA quickly recognized the value of merging the two carriers and worked for the ensuing year to bring the deal to fruition.

American Airlines’ Chapter 11 proceedings provided an unanticipated avenue to build one of the largest and most competitive airlines in the world in terms of network, passengers, and fleet. This merger will provide flight attendants at the new American Airlines with a fair and competitive contract and much improved job security.

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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