American Airlines Flight Attendants May Get the Pay Package They Voted Down
Despite a decision by an arbitration board that awarded American Airlines’ flight attendants a far smaller pay package than the one they voted down in November, the airline may nonetheless agree to give the employee group the original deal.
American’s CEO, Doug Parker, “has expressed a willingness to put wages back” into the union’s new joint collective bargaining agreement, according to a statement released by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants on Monday.
In November, union members rejected the tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement that was worth $193 million more than the current contracts. The two parties had agreed back in 2012 on a process that called for binding arbitration to take place in the event the contract were rejected.
Last week, union president Laura Glading sent a letter to Parker asking him to discuss the possibility of adding back the flight attendants the $193 million to the agreement. Parker “has agreed to meet with the APFA Board of Directors and the Joint Negotiating Committee to discuss the details in a Board Briefing being scheduled for Thursday,” the union said.
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