Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

8.28.17 – (LAA/LUS) –  Uniform Update – Company Moving Forward on Uniform Replacement

APFA Special Hotline

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Company, at APFA’s Urging, Moving Forward on
Uniform Replacement

Search for New Uniform Vendor Underway
This past June—due to APFA’s relentless effort—the Company announced that it would start the selection process to find a supplier to provide new uniforms to all American Airlines Flight Attendants. Although the process will take longer than we would like, the Company’s announcement meant that all Flight Attendants represented by APFA would now receive a new uniform many years ahead of when a new uniform would otherwise have been introduced. 

One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Since the June announcement, APFA leaders have met with the Company on a regular basis to develop a process for selecting a new vendor. Today, the Company has announced that 21 uniform suppliers have responded to a “request for information.”  The next step will be to narrow that list to a smaller group of suppliers that will participate in a more extensive “request for proposal” process.  

It is important to note, “One size doesn’t fit all.” APFA will have high-level input in the selection of a uniform supplier that best meets the needs of Flight Attendants—just as pilots and customer service representatives will have input to select suppliers that best meet their needs. APFA’s number one priority is to select a new uniform that is safe and reliable for all Flight Attendants. APFA will be involved in the wear testing process as well, and we will invite Flight Attendants who have reported suspected reactions to the current uniform to participate in the wear testing.  

APFA Continues to Monitor Issues with the Current Uniform
While the search is on for a new supplier, APFA is continuing to investigate and monitor any and all safety issues regarding the current uniform. If you have concerns about your uniform, we strongly recommend that you order the alternative Aramark uniform. Every Flight Attendant should be able to work in a uniform that he or she is comfortable wearing.

If you have experienced a suspected reaction to your uniform, APFA highly encourages you to fill out a uniform reaction report through the APFA website. You should also consider filing an IOD if you have experienced an injury or illness that you suspect is related to your uniform. If you have questions about filing an IOD, please contact Bellia Peckson at



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