The US Airways flight attendant
leadership, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA,
AFL-CIO, held a meeting today to discuss and review the transformation
plan US Airways management presented to the AFA Master Executive Council
The transformation plan includes a target of $116 million per year in
concessions from the flight attendants. A decision was made to retain a
financial analyst and pension actuary to examine the company’s financial
documents and evaluate the legitimacy of the target number.
“Before the flight attendants can even consider moving forward with a
third round of concessionary negotiations, we need to feel confident that
management has a viable blueprint to turn this airline around,” said AFA
US Airways Master Executive Council President Perry Hayes. “Hiring an
expert to analyze the company’s finances and targeted cuts will allow us
to make an informed decision that is in the best interest of our flight
In two rounds of concessionary negotiations in 2002, US Airways flight
attendants provided the airline with approximately $649 million in cost
savings through 2008.
More than 45,000 flight attendants, including the 5,200 flight attendants
at US Airways, join together to form AFA, the world’s largest flight
attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000 member strong Communications
Workers of America, AFL-CIO.