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
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
Negotiations for a new contract are expected to begin in earnest
in June.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17195231 -
Gray Television, Inc.