AMR Eagle Flight Attendants to Protest

19th Nov 2004

American Eagle flight attendants,
members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will protest the
continued slow pace of contract negotiations with management by setting up
informational pickets at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on November
22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Terminal 3 near Door 3C at the ticket
counter level. American Eagle Flight Attendants earn $15,903 in the first year. The
company is proposing no pay increases for first-year flight attendants.
The U.S. poverty level is $14,824.

Of 42 domestic carriers, American Eagle ranks 40th in pay for flight
attendants with six years of seniority.

Laurette Espland, president of the AFA Local Executive Council in Chicago,
said, “The union and the company last met for a bargaining session during
the first week of November. The company once again passed us their grossly
inadequate idea of a pay proposal, which only confirmed their lack of


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