Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2019 Press Releases

11.06.19 – Invitation to Association of Professional Flight Attendants Media Day

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Media Day Please join the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) at its headquarters in Euless on Thursday, November 14, 2019 for a conversation about the aviation industry and core issues facing American Airlines’ Flight Attendants. APFA is the largest independent Flight Attendant union in…

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7.18.19 – Association of Professional Flight Attendants’ National President Testifies at Congressional Hearing

Thursday, July 18, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ NATIONAL PRESIDENT TESTIFIES AT ‘STATE OF AVIATION SAFETY’ CONGRESSIONAL HEARING WASHINGTON, D.C. – Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President Lori Bassani was invited to testify before Congress yesterday on today’s most urgent aviation safety issues. As the President of the largest…

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6.11.19 – Press Release

Tuesday, June 11, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Airlines Shareholders Need To Ask Tough Questions, Not Just Rubberstamp Lavish Executive Pay Package DALLAS, TX. —With American Airlines facing continued safety concerns, delayed and cancelled flights, mistreatment of its workers, an aging fleet, and an increasingly weary customer base, AA shareholders are being asked to…

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5.24.19 – APFA Statement

Friday, May 24, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement from APFA National President and TWU International President   Instead of investing in its workers, American Airlines has chosen to enrich their executives with hefty compensation packages and bonuses at the cost of customer service and employee morale. They’ve saddled employees with unfair contracts and failed…

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5.22.19 – Press Release TWU / IAM Support

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants National President Lori Bassani The following is a statement from Lori Bassani, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, on American Airlines’ accusing the Transport Workers Union and International Association of Machinists  and Aerospace Workers of engaging…

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5.03.19 – CEO Doug Parker received a nearly $12 million compensation package last year

Friday, May 3, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from APFA President Regarding  CEO Compensation  Euless, TX (May 3, 2019) – The following is a statement from Lori Bassani, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, on recent reports of American Airlines CEO’s compensation package. “The fact American Airlines paid its CEO Doug Parker nearly $12 million…

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4.26.19 – APFA Press Release

Friday, April 26, 2019   APFA Sends Letter to FAA Calling to Implement Key Components of FAA Reauthorization Bill Euless, TX (April 26th) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President Lori Bassani sent a letter yesterday calling on Acting Administrator Dan Elwell to step up the pace of implementing key provisions of the…

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3.13.19 – 737 Grounded – APFA Press Release

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Grounding of 737 Max 8 & 9 Aircraft  “We are relieved the U.S. Government issued an order to ground the 737 Max 8 & 9 today, days after the tragic accident in Ethiopia. The announcement was made shortly after an…

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3.11.19 – Press Release – Ethiopian Airlines

Monday, March 11, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants   Dallas, TX (March 11)— “The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) has been monitoring the accident investigation of Ethiopian Airlines closely since the tragedy occurred. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of crew and passengers…

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2.22.19 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union to Picket AA Leadership Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019   MEDIA ADVISORYAmerican Airlines Flight Attendant Union to Picket AA Leadership Conference “UnfAAir in the AIR” (Dallas, TX- Feb. 21)—The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) the Union representing 27,000+ American Airlines Flight Attendants announced today they will be protesting their company’s unfair labor practices, continual contract violations, delay of new…

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2.17.19 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Demands Investigation Into Company’s Involvement in Demeaning Sex Object Video

Sunday, February 17, 2019   American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Demands Investigation Into Company’s Involvement in Demeaning Sex Object Video Dallas, TX — (Feb. 17) A video that went viral last night has prompted the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) to demand that American Airlines (AA) CEO Doug Parker conduct an independent investigation of…

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2.08.2019 – Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108

Friday, February 8, 2019   Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Four unions representing a total of 73,000 workers at American Airlines voiced their support for H.R. 1108, the “Aviation Funding Stability Act…

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2.07.19 – APFA Leaders Call on President Trump to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

Thursday, February 7, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Professional Flight Attendant Leaders call on President Trump to Avoid another Government Shutdown Euless, TX (Feb. 7)—-The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), American Airlines’ mainline Flight Attendant Union representing almost 28,000 members called on President Trump and Congress today to avoid another federal government…

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1.25.19 – APFA Press Release Regarding LGA Flight Disruptions

Friday, January 25, 2019   APFA President’s Statement Regarding Today’s Flight Disruptions           Euless, TX (Jan. 25, 2019)—“Today’s flight disruptions which started at LGA will only get worse if the government workers are not put back to work and paid immediately.  We reemphasize that the President and Congress should compromise and get the…

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