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American Airlines’ flight attendant union supports American Federation of Government employees

APFA union has issued this statement:

Today marks day 27 of the Government shutdown and our Nation’s airports are feeling the impact. At DFW Airport yesterday, TSA workers hosted a rally to show their frustration with how the shutdown is impacting them.

Lori Bassani, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) made the following statement yesterday in support of the TSA Union members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

“TSA workers are an instrumental part of the aviation industry, ensuring the safety and security of our crews and passengers every day. As Flight Attendants, we feel safer due to the important service our AFGE Brothers and Sisters provide. Today and every day we stand shoulder to shoulder with AFGE members and urge the Government to end this shutdown and pay their employees for their critical part in keeping our country secure.”

American’s flight attendant union to picket the company this Sunday

APFA union has made this announcement:

American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) are sounding the alarms this Sunday, November 18 by informational picketing systemwide on a historic date commemorating the Flight Attendant Strike of 1993, a strike which effectively shut down the carrier’s operation 25 years ago.

“It’s unbelievable that we are here twenty-five (25) years later still fighting for fair and equitable working conditions for our Flight Attendants,” said APFA National President Bassani. “Our members chose this historic date to show their extreme dissatisfaction with the failed scheduling systems, a punitive new sick policy and continued contract and seniority violations,” Bassani continued.

APFAs 27,000+ members are a diverse group of Flight Attendants spanning multiple legacy airlines. They will join together to demonstrate in fifteen (15) airports across the country from 1100-1300 local time.

Who: American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)

What: Nationwide informational picketing event. This is informational picketing only and is not a strike, work stoppage or any other job action.

Where: Airport locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Charlotte, Miami, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago (see attached document with actual airports and locations).

When: Sunday, November 18 from 1100-1300 local time.

Why: To protest oppressive work schedules, failed scheduling systems, punitive sick policy, contract and seniority violations.

American Airlines flight attendants to picket AA headquarters

Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) issued this statement:

In any early morning wake up call, members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) will descend upon American Airline’s Headquarters 1 building tomorrow. “It’s time for our company to wake up and understand exactly what’s going on with their 27,000 front line employees,” said APFA National President Lori Bassani.  “We are sick from toxic uniforms, sick from cabin fume events and sick of being given the run-around with the flawed implementation and improperly programmed new scheduling systems.”

Flight Attendants are set for full operational integration (FOI) in October of this year. Monumental changes have been introduced to the work force in the areas of scheduling and contractual issues.

As of FOI, flight attendants from both legacies (Us Airways and American) will work under the same collective bargaining agreement and a new attendance policy. “The new sick policy is extremely punitive and does not take into account the unique working conditions flight attendants endure daily. We are exposed to ill passengers, foreign food borne illnesses, toxic cabin air, unhealthy sleep patterns, radiation exposure, and flight attendants cross multiple time zones, to name just a few,” said President Bassani.

APFA members will gather at AA Headquarters 1 in Dallas Ft. Worth at 7:30am. They will be protesting the disrespect and disregard shown to the flight attendants as American Airlines plows ahead to FOI.

Picket signs and mobile billboards will be displaying images during the informational picketing event.