US Airways Flight Attendants Seek Contract Before AA Merger
By Kate Rice
April 22, 2012 9:05 PM
US Airways flight attendants issued a statement in the wake of announcement that its management has made agreements with American Airlines’ employee unions, including those representing pilots, flight attendants and transport workers, that they have to have a contract before there’s any merger. US Airways has signed agreements with Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union.
“Any new deal must first acknowledge the contributions of US Airways flight attendants through a single contract with job security and improvements promised to flight attendants involved in the last merger initiated by US Airways management. Seven years later that deal still isn't done. There is a small window of opportunity for US Airways management to get this right," said Deborah Volpe, AFA president of pre-merger America West flight attendants, and Mark Gentile, AFA president of pre-merger US Airways flight attendants.