Tuesday October 26, 2021

TWU members won’t get hit before other American Airlines employees

NEW YORK – The five bargaining units of the Transport Workers Union that approved concessionary contracts won’t feel that pain before other American Airlines employees, AA executive Jeff Brundage said Friday Speaking in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, Brundage said American had committed to TWU leadership that the carrier won’t implement the cost-cutting, including job cuts, […]

Brundage: This is the airport employee’s part of the cutbacks

Here’s a letter from Jeff Brundage, American Airlines senior vice president of human resources, to employees after the company outlined 1,200 job cuts planned in airport employment, from which we find these additional details: * About 800 office-based representative jobs will be moved to home-based jobs. * American will close airport lounges in Panama City […]

Video: American Airlines employees protest at D/FW airport

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American Airlines rejects the idea of early-out bonuses for employees

American Airlines said Friday the early-out incentives proposed by the Transport Workers Union and Association of Professional Flight Attendants are too expensive. “However, American reminded the unions that we have a long-standing record of mitigating involuntary reductions through voluntary programs and remain willing to explore alternatives, at the appropriate time in this process, that don’t […]

Horton: No executive cash bonuses unless employees are getting profit sharing

AMR/American Airlines chairman, president Tom Horton said Wednesday that management should not receive bonuses unless employees are receiving profit sharing. The business plan outlined by Horton and other executives Wednesday provides that 15 percent of American Airlines’ pre-tax profits will be paid out to employees. The plan it would replace didn’t pay out any profit-sharing […]

AMR, American Airlines outline 2012 incentive plan for employees

The companies may be in bankruptcy, but American Airlines and parent AMR will offer U.S.-based employees including executives some annual incentives they could earn by meeting goals for profits and customer service. Here’s what AMR and American said in filings with the Securities and Exchange Comission: “The Board has determined that for 2012 there will […]

American Airlines to employees: Bankruptcy probably won’t affect your pension, regardless of what we decide

The top human resources executive at American Airlines told employees Monday that their pensions probably won’t be affected by American’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection. “The news coverage in recent weeks speculating about the future of our pension plans has raised many questions among our employees,” Jeff Brundage, senior vice president of American Airlines, […]

Pinnacle management warns employees of potential Chapter 11 filing

The management of Pinnacle Airlines sent a letter to employees Friday outlining the airline’s problems and what management was doing to fix the problems. However, the letter from Pinnacle president and chief executive officer Sean Menke warned employees that a bankruptcy filing was possible: “What happens next is not yet clear. Our hope is that […]

PBGC: Yes, American Airlines employees have reason to worry about their pensions

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. director Josh Gotbaum issued this statement on AMR’s bankruptcy: “Today American Airlines’ parent company filed for bankruptcy. When this happens employees and retirees worry — and they should. In past bankruptcies, workers and retirees have lost their healthcare and seen their pensions cut. Based on our estimates American Airlines employees could […]

Delta says NMB rules in its favor, upholds vote by stores employees

The National Mediation Board has rejected claims that Delta Air Lines unfairly interfered in a representation vote for maintenance stores employees, the carrier said Monday. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had challenged a Nov. 23, 2010, vote against the IAM, which sought to represent 673 stores employees who worked at the combined […]