I’ll admit, I was a little surprised when I saw that management at American Airlines had agreed to give flight attendants the $81 million a year they lost in arbitration just a week ago. This struck me almost immediately as a really solid decision by management. Given that American Airlines generated almost $1 billion in profit in the most recent fiscal quarter, giving $81 million a year that the flight attendants collectively talked themselves out of certainly should help smooth the relationship further. There were reports that some flight attendants […]
With the help of arbitration, the flight attendants at American Airlines all have one contract. Unfortunately for them, the path this took left a considerable amount in management’s pocket.
I continue to read about developments each day in the continuing sage of union negotiations at multiple levels within American Airlines. The last time I wrote about the unions, the pilots union was still negotiating and the flight attendants had just narrowly voted down a contract. As usual, Terry Maxon has the scoop. The pilot’s union and American Airlines have both agreed to keep negotiating in the wake of passing their second deadline. Both sides agree they want to keep talking instead of moving to arbitration, even though management has […]