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of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

9.24.15 – (LAA/LUS) – Delta Flight Attendant Wage Increases/TSA Policy Change/BOD Meeting Notice


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Delta Flight Attendant Wage Increases

Recently, Delta management announced significant changes to compensation for Flight Attendants and ground workers. Effective December 1, these employees will receive a 14.5% increase to base wages. This raise brings Delta’s Flight Attendant pay to a level that meets the final year of APFA’s contract. In the same announcement, Delta management explained that profit sharing will be scaled back for Flight Attendants and ground workers going forward. This is the latest example of the industry’s trend away from profit sharing. In fact, Delta’s unionized pilots recently rejected a T/A with nearly identical terms. 

Some Delta Flight Attendants that APFA has been in contact with are disappointed with the announcement overall. They cite calculations that the wage increases are significantly diminished by the cuts in profit sharing. However, APFA’s position is that Delta’s announcement represents a change in the industry’s leading pay rates. As such, we are pushing for American to meet this new standard. 

APFA National President Laura Glading and American CEO Doug Parker have already met and discussed the Delta increases. The APFA contract began at a rate 7 percent higher than Delta. The new rates leapfrog ours, providing a target for future negotiations.

It is also important to remember that the APFA contract includes a re-opening clause, which requires an adjustment following the United/Continental joint contract. While we do not know when negotiations at United/Continental will continue or conclude, we can expect Delta’s announcement to bring up the baseline for those talks. 

Unfortunately, APFA is not in Section 6 bargaining at this time, which limits our ability to change our existing contract. Some other work groups at American are in Section 6, however, including ground workers represented by TWU/IAM and CWA and IBT Customer Service Agents. The Delta announcement affects these negotiations as well, and APFA stands with our brothers and sisters in these work groups as they strive to achieve the best possible contract. By standing together, American’s employees can continue to set the industry standard for compensation. 

TSA Policy Change Now in Effect for Active Crewmembers

Please visit the APFA Safety/Security page on APFA.org (Login Required) for an important message regarding a TSA policy change for active crewmembers. Please note, this is Secure Information which should not be copied and forwarded via email or posted on social media. 

APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting Notice

The APFA Board of Directors will be convening for the regularly-scheduled Fall meeting October 5th & 6th in Downtown Dallas. 
  
The Board meeting will convene Monday, October 5th at 9:00am at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. All members in good standing are welcome to attend the open portions of the meeting. 
 

 

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