American Airlines employees hand deliver 'no confidence' petitions

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by CYNTHIA VEGA

WFAA

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 7:55 PM

FORT WORTH - Flight attendants and pilots with American Airlines were ready Friday morning to take their frustrations with AMR management directly to the source.

At 9:30 a.m., they hit the streets of Fort Worth to march directly to AMR headquarters, where they intend to give senior managers their two petitions of no confidence.

The union members gathered at their headquarters in Euless at 88:30 a.m. Buses then shuttled them to the Allied Pilots Association in Fort Worth, where the group held a rally led by their two union presidents.

At 9:30 a.m., the group started their nearly half mile walk to AMR's headquarters.

Afterwards, they walked back to the APA, wrapping up their demonstration by 11:15 a.m.

On Monday, AMR unions are expected to testify in a hearing on the airline's request to void their contracts altogether. That will happen in the the New York City bankruptcy court, where AMR has told a judge it must cut 13,000 jobs and trim $1.25 billion in labor costs to emerge from bankruptcy as a viable, competitive airline.

The flight attendants and pilots have been protesting since the bankruptcy hearings began on April 23. That very day, the group demonstrated outside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal D, wanting travelers to know they are not happy with the way AMR is handling bankruptcy proceedings.


 

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