Flight attendants for the airline may strike following a reported failure to reach an agreement with contract discussions.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Flight attendants for American Airlines may strike following a failure to come to an agreement during contract discussions Wednesday night. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants recently spoke of plans to request that the National Mediation Board begin a 30-day cooling-off period, which could lead to a strike by the union.
Union president Laura Glading is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “Now, with no other options on the table, management has forced us to take the next step necessary to get the contract we have worked so hard for.”
American spokeswoman Missy Latham is further quoted as stating of the matter, “In fact, American Airlines negotiators are still in Washington, D.C. This round of talks was always scheduled to conclude at the end of business Wednesday evening and American Airlines actually agreed to wait to hear the union’s counter-proposal… We agreed to review this version and the mediator recessed the session, after 7 p.m. We will respond to the counter-proposal at our next negotiating session.”
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