Saturday September 22, 2018

American Eagle to employees: Be patient

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UPDATE: American Eagle unions want to delay American Airlines deal with Republic Airlines

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American Eagle union leader blasts American Airlines for sending flying to Republic Airlines

Robert Barrow, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA unit at American Eagle, blasted American Airlines and parent AMR for picking Republic Airlines to begin operating 76-seat commuter jets this summer, rather than using American Eagle: “AMR management’s outsourcing of regional flying is despicable. This is not only a betrayal of American Eagle employees who have […]

Garton: American Eagle will compete for flying of larger regional jets

Dan Garton, president and chief executive of AMR Eagle, told the troops Thursday that the carrier wasn’t able to bid for the flying that American Airlines is sending to Republic Airlines. AMR Eagle was “not in a position to meet a key requirement of securing and financing large regional jets in the timeframe requested,” Garton […]

American Eagle officially puts motion to reject labor contracts on hold while it awaits votes on tentative agreements

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane had been scheduled to begin a hearing at 11 a.m. EDT Oct. 23 on American Eagle’s request to throw out three labor contracts with the Transport Workers Union. As expected, those hearings are now on hold, pending a vote by the three TWU-represented groups: dispatchers, ground school instructors and mechanics […]

American Eagle officially puts motion to reject labor contracts on hold while it awaits votes on tentative agreements

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane had been scheduled to begin a hearing at 11 a.m. EDT Oct. 23 on American Eagle’s request to throw out three labor contracts with the Transport Workers Union. As expected, those hearings are now on hold, pending a vote by the three TWU-represented groups: dispatchers, ground school instructors and mechanics […]

American Eagle pilots approve tentative agreement by large margin

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: Confirmed, 75 percent of American Eagle pilots voted to approve a tentative agreement between the airline and the Air Line Pilots Association. “We are pleased with our pilots’ ratification of the tentative agreement reached with ALPA, marking another important step forward in our restructuring,” American Eagle spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said. “The ratified […]

American Eagle seeks to throw out three TWU contracts

American Eagle management asked a bankruptcy judge Friday to let it void its contracts with three bargaining units represented by the Transport Workers Union – mechanics and related employees, dispatchers and ground school instructors. Airline spokesman Bruce Hicks said negotiations “have not yet been successful” and “we must continue to move this process forward” with […]

American Eagle updates (revises) story of Wednesday’s incident

After talking to American Eagle’s people in Baton Rouge, an airline spokesman revised the company’s account of what happened Wednesday when an unarmed man rushed into a regional jet’s cockpit and locked himself in. – The guy was ticketed for the Baton Rouge-Dallas/Fort Worth flight that was supposed to leave at noon, rather than having arrived […]

American Eagle mechanics reject contract deal with airline

American Eagle mechanics and related employees rejected a new deal with the airline by a two-thirds vote. Fleet service clerks approved their deal by a two-thirds vote.