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6.12.24 – Red-Hot, Ready To Strike: American Airlines Flight Attendants Picket June 13

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Red-hot, Ready to Strike: American Airlines Flight Attendants Picket June 13 in Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action

American Airlines Flight Attendants picket in 30 cities to demand a fair contract as they get closer to a strike than they’ve been in 30 years.

EULESS, TX– (June 12, 2024) – As temperatures rise and summer travel kicks off, Flight Attendants are forecasting a red-hot solidarity summer with American Airlines Flight Attendants closer to a strike than they have been in 30+ years. Flight Attendants across the industry are seeing red as executives reward themselves with hefty bonuses and pay raises while Flight Attendants are left without an agreement that appropriately recognizes their contributions.

WHAT: American Airlines Flight Attendants picket as part of Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action; picket will take place in 30 cities, including international cities such as London and Guam; and all major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Anchorage, Honolulu, Boston, Seattle, Miami and many more.

WHENThursday, June 13, 2024 (all times below listed in local time)

WHERE: 30 cities in national and international cities:

  • Anchorage: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, South Terminal, Departures Level before Door 1, 10:30 a.m.
  • Austin: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Across from terminal baggage claim level at the Red parking garage, 11 a.m.
  • Boston: Boston Logan International Airport, Terminal B1 and B2—Departures Level, 11 a.m.
  • Charlotte: Charlotte Douglas International Airport, across from the Crown,11 a.m.
  • Chicago: Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Departures, between terminal 1 and 2, 11 a.m.
  • Cleveland: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Main Terminal, Upper Level Door 6, 11 a.m.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: DFW International Airport, Terminal D, upper level, D20-D23, 11 a.m.
  • Denver: Denver International Airport, 11 a.m.
  • Dulles, VA: Dulles International Airport, United Departures – Door 4, 2 p.m.
  • Guam: Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Bottom Parking Area Adjacent to Traffic Lights, 11 a.m.
  • Honolulu: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Breezeway in front of United Check In Counters, Lobby 8 Departure Level, 11 a.m.
  • Houston: Houston Airport Marriott, 15838 John F Kennedy Blvd on the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 11 a.m.
  • Las Vegas: Harry Reid International Airport, Terminal 3 upstairs Departure level 2, median, outside of door 41, 7 a.m.
  • London: Putney Pier, London, SW6 3LA GB, 1:15 p.m.
  • Los Angeles: Los Angeles International Airport, Picketing between T4 – T7 Departures, 11 a.m.
  • Miami: Miami International Airport, Terminal D, 11 a.m.
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Terminal 1, East Upper-level Roadway, South End, 11 a.m.
  • New York: LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B Arrivals/Parking Area (outside, past the MTA bus pickups, near the corner of 94th Street, 11 a.m.
  • Newark: Newark Liberty International Airport, EWR United Terminal – Levels 1, 2 and 3, 11 a.m.
  • Ontario, CA: Ontario International Airport, Terminal 2, Departures (Outside of Alaska Baggage Claim), 11 a.m.
  • Orlando: Orlando International Airport, Ticketing Level outside between United Airlines and American Airlines counters, 11 a.m.
  • Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A West, 11 a.m.
  • Phoenix: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, two locations: Terminal 4, Level 2, Northwest curb, and Terminal 3, outdoor garden area,8:30 a.m.
  • Portland: Portland International Airport, Upper Level, outer roadway, 11 a.m.
  • San Diego:  San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 Arrivals (east corner of Terminal 2 baggage claim building), 11 a.m.
  • San Francisco: San Francisco International Airport, Door 2 between Terminal 2 and 3, 11 a.m.
  • Santa Ana, CA: John Wayne Airport, 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA, 11 a.m.
  • Seattle-Tacoma: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Flag Pavilion (corner of International Blvd and Airport Expressway), 11 a.m.
  • Tampa: Tampa International Airport, Blue express arrivals on the far end,11 a.m.
  • Washington, D.C.: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminal 2 Ticketing Level American Departures Last Door, 11 a.m.

WHO: Flight Attendants in uniform, spending their precious time off to educate the public and put appropriate pressure on management.

*Spokesperson on-site and available for interviews*

WHYSummer travel is here and corporate greed is in full swing. American Airlines Flight Attendants are fighting back.
This red-hot Solidarity Summer begins with a Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action as Flight Attendants from several major carriers unite to demand our contracts. Airline executives have had no problem dolling out massive raises for themselves; now Flight Attendants are coming for their share of the profits they create.

At American Airlines, executives have rewarded themselves with raises and bonuses – while American Airlines Flight Attendants have gone without a contract that appropriately rewards them for five years. Members of Congress have even signed a letter to urge the National Mediation Board to release AA Flight Attendants into the required cooling-off period so they can be free to strike American Airlines (178 members of Congress have signed a letter to the National Mediation Board. Read it here: https://www.apfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/5.14.24-Congressional-Letter-to-NMB-re-Flight-Attendants.pdf). The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Union representing more than 27,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines calls for management to put acceptable economic proposals on the table NOW.

Flight Attendants at American Airlines have not had a raise in the past five years. Meanwhile, in 2023, AA CEO Robert Isom received a pay increase resulting in a staggering $31.4 million. New hire Flight Attendants at American Airlines start at just $27,000/year. Robert Isom’s compensation package is now 1,162 times that of a new-hire Flight Attendant, in a demonstration of corporate greed at its finest.

American Airlines Flight Attendants are demanding a contract recognizing their sacrifices, addressing the current economic environment, and retroactively compensating them for management delays in negotiations.

Flight Attendants’ solidarity transcends airlines. Together, in the height of summer travel season, Flight Attendants will show management and the flying public their unity in the fight to raise the standards for our careers. No matter what uniform we wear, we’ve earned the long-term security, benefits, flexibility, dignity, and respect that come with a strong contract. It’s time for airline management to pay up and get this done.

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