AMERICAN AIRLINES FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION
As you may have heard, AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines
and American Eagle, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization in
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. American
released a statement saying, "We took this action to order to achieve a cost and
debt structure that is industry competitive and thereby assure our long-term
viability and ability to continue delivering a world-class travel experience for
As we all know, bankruptcy is very painful for employees. Both East and West
MECs are ready to assist our fellow AFA members at American Eagle as well as our
flight attendant colleagues at American Airlines.
During the coming weeks and months there will be a great deal of speculation and
rumor about a potential merger involving US Airways. For now, anything you may
hear is purely speculative. AFA will monitor the situation as it unfolds and
keep you informed.
Our current mediated negotiations will continue as planned. Last month the JNC
conducted update meetings at all four East and West domiciles in order to
outline the status of negotiations after the completion of our last scheduled
joint session in late September. Updates were posted on our websites and mailed
to your homes.
The JNC meet for four (4) days this month in order to prepare counter proposals
on Compensation, Hours of Service and Vacation. Our counter proposals resulted
in the NMB calling for an additional joint negotiation session; December 12th
thru December 14th in PHX. The JNC sees this as a very positive step toward
reaching a tentative agreement.
WE will keep you informed on negotiations as the process continues.
Mike Flores, President
The US Airways East Master Executive Council AFA-CWA
Deborah Volpe, President
The US Airways West Master Executive Council AFA-CWA
AFA US Airways Website
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AFA Local Numbers
Council 41 DCA 703-778-6541
Council 70 PHL 215-492-0840
Council 89 CLT 704-527-0325
US AIRWAYS Benefits Information 800-872-4780
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