Members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants have approved a new contract with American Airlines, putting renewed pressure on the Allied Pilots Association to come to an agreement with the bankrupt airline.
BloombergBusinessweek reports the flight attendants join American’s mechanics and aircraft stock clerks in reaching agreement with American parent AMR Corp., which is attempting to cut labor costs as it restructures the airline in bankruptcy.
BloombergBusinessweek also noted that the flight attendants union, as well as the unions for American’s pilots, mechanics, baggage handlers and other airport workers have also signed labor agreements with US Airways Group (NYSE: LCC, but those contracts would not take effect unless the two airlines were to merge.
American is the fourth-busiest carrier in Hawaii.
Edited by : Bill Hurley