FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANTS COMMEMORATE 25TH
STRIKE ANNIVERSARY WITH A NATIONWIDE INFORMATIONAL PICKETING EVENT
It’s time to: wAAke up American!
Dallas, TX (Nov. 13)— American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) are sounding the alarms this Sunday, November 18 by informational picketing systemwide on a historic date commemorating the Flight Attendant Strike of 1993, a strike which effectively shut down the carrier’s operation 25 years ago.
“It’s unbelievable that we are here twenty-five (25) years later still fighting for fair and equitable working conditions for our Flight Attendants,” said APFA National President Bassani. “Our members chose this historic date to show their extreme dissatisfaction with the failed scheduling systems, a punitive new sick policy and continued contract and seniority violations,” Bassani continued.
APFAs 27,000+ members are a diverse group of Flight Attendants spanning multiple legacy airlines. They will join together to demonstrate in fifteen (15) airports across the country from 1100-1300 local time.
Who: American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)
What: Nationwide informational picketing event. This is informational picketing only and is not a strike, work stoppage or any other job action.
Where: Airport locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Charlotte, Miami, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago (see attached document with actual airports and locations).
When: Sunday, November 18 from 1100-1300 local time.
Why: To protest oppressive work schedules, toxic workplace, failed scheduling systems, punitive sick policy, contract and seniority violations.
Photo and Interview Opportunities may be available on site. Call for more information.
National Media Contact: Robin Charbonneau (307) 331-5425