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American Flight Attendants Want Airline Execs to Defer Bonuses

By: AP
By: AP

EULESS, Texas (AP) - The union for American Airlines flight
attendants today called for company executives to defer their
bonuses.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants is
distributing tags to its 19,000 members that will hang just below
each attendant's ID.
The tags contain the words "decline" on one side and
"resign" on the other.
The union says if Fort Worth-based American's five senior
executives don't agree by April 15th to defer their next bonuses --
attendants will flip the tags and demand their resignations.
American says its management compensation is market-based,
similar to that of many U.S. businesses -- including airlines.
In 2003, the union approved 340 million dollars in annual wage
and benefit concessions to keep the nation's largest airline out of
bankruptcy.
Negotiations for a new contract are expected to begin in earnest
in June.


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