Legal News

Flight Attendants for American Airlines Vote ‘Yes’ for New Contract
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

American Airlines is attempting to cut its costs in bankruptcy protection as its flight attendants have approved a new contract from the company. The vote taken by the flight attendants was in favor of the contract by a vote of 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent. The new contract for the flight attendants includes multiple concessions but it protects them from larger cuts that might have occurred in bankruptcy court.

The leaders for the union urged flight attendants to ratify the contract because some 2,000 flight attendants might have been forced to take furloughs or unpaid leave if they rejected the contract. Bruce Hicks, a spokesman for American Airlines, said that the vote “is an important step forward in our restructuring. We know this was not an easy decision for our flight attendants and we are very pleased with the choice they made.”

  
What
Where


Other groups who have accepted new contracts include other union workers and mechanics. A recent offer has been declined by the pilots. The APFA said that the vote of ‘yes’ should not be viewed as support for the executives of American Airlines. “It is important to remember who and what has caused this horrible situation: our current management team.”

AMR Corp. is the parent company of American Airlines and it has been pushed by US Airways Group Inc. to merge together. The union also feels that a merger should take place if American Airlines is to succeed in the future. Earlier in 2012, unions with American Airlines agreed to contract proposals with US Airways in case the two companies merged together. Those union groups included ground crews, pilots and flight attendants.

Spending will decrease by $195 million per year, according to AMR, because of the new contract. The union said that 93 percent of flight attendants eligible to vote, which is 12,570, did so. Prior to the new contract for the flight attendants taking effect it will need to be ratified by the bankruptcy court.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business

USA-VA-McLean

McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Employment Attorney with 3+ years of wage and hour litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks employment attorney with 3+ years of experience in wage and h...

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney with some experience

USA-NJ-Marlton

Marlton office of our client seeks commercial litigation attorney with experience. A prior judicial ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Trademark & Business Law Associate | Burlington, Vermont

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM) is seeking an Associate attorney with 1-3 years of trademark and tra...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top