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11.18.23 – Remembering the Strike of 1993 in 2023

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Remembering the Strike of 1993 in 2023


Thirty years ago, at 6 am (Central Time), American Airlines Flight Attendants led one of the most successful airline industry strikes. On November 18, 1993, we stood in solidarity for a fair Contract during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel rush.

On that day, some of us walked off planes while others were on trips. In the end, we gathered at airports across the country and worldwide and picketed in unity. American Airlines Flight Attendants were ready to give up pay and benefits because we knew we were worth more than Management was willing to offer.

The strike lasted five days and showcased the solidarity of the 21,000 Flight Attendants who stood up against corporate greed.

History could be repeating itself in 2023. We are in yet another battle against the Company for a fair, overdue, and well-deserved Contract.

Unionized Flight Attendants honoring the American Airlines strike of 1993 and the TWA strike of 1986 remind us that the Labor Movement must always continue the fight for wage, benefit, and work rule improvements.

To all of the brave Flight Attendant strikers in 1993 and throughout history, we thank you for your dedication and sacrifices to preserve and protect the Flight Attendant profession.

Management has gifted themselves handsome bonuses and incentives for company performance while we continue to work without pay raises since 2019, under pay rates negotiated in 2014.

Management must respond meaningfully at the bargaining table, or we are prepared to move the process forward.

Wear your red WAR pin, red lanyard, and bag tags until we secure the Contract we have earned.

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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

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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...

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