AMR Eagle Flight Attendants to Picket For New Contract
December 9, 2004
WASHINGTON — American Eagle flight attendants, members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will voice disapproval at the continued lack of a new contract by setting up informational pickets at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on December 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the terminal where American Airlines ticket counters are located, near Door 3C.
American Eagle flight attendants must work 14-16 hour duty days, with schedules that do not include bathroom or meal breaks, unsanitary working conditions and eight-hour “rest” periods that include passenger handling, aircraft cleaning and commuting to and from the hotel. They have been bargaining for more than four years to obtain a fair contract.
WHO: American Eagle flight attendants.
WHAT: Protest against delays in contract negotiations.
WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2004.
WHERE: Chicago O’Hare International Airport, American Airlines Terminal, near Door 3C, ticket counter level.
More than 46,000 flight attendants including the 1,200 flight attendants at American Eagle, 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. Visit us at www.afa-ae-web.org.