American Airlines pilots reject company's proposal of increased holiday pay
As a measure to avoid a repeat of massive flight disruptions, American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) offered incentive pay to pilots on 19 peak-period days around the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays. The proposal included a 50% additional pay for flying done on peak period days and for work done by Check Pilots.
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) board of directors, however, unanimously (20-0) voted against the proposal as they prefer to achieve permanent improvements.
In a memo dated November 9, 2021, the APA board said that, “While understanding that its rejection creates a disparity among our fellow work groups that have accepted management’s proffered incentives, the Board concluded that the need to achieve meaningful permanent improvements in a new collective bargaining agreement must remain APA’s focus.”
“APA has communicated at the bargaining table, and through higher level discussions, its ongoing frustrations with the pace of Section 6 negotiations and that meaningful Section 6 progress must be made. It’s ironic that fixes to many of the operational concerns that led management to offer incentives are directly addressed in APA’s Section 6 proposals, which management has been holding for months. APA’s targeted approach is designed to advance the contract, address quality-of-life concerns, and find sustainable solutions to improve operational integrity.”
On November 8, 2021, American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) also offered its flight attendants a similar one-time holiday pay premium. It is not yet known whether the offer has been accepted.
Major international airlines suspend some US flights amid 5G rollout
Emirates, Japan Airlines, ANA and Air India are among airlines that have suspended some US flights due to potentia...
Fire breaks out near Abu Dhabi airport after suspected ‘drone attack’
A fire broke out near Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in the United Arab Emirates following a suspected drone atta...
ICAO releases report into Ryanair FR4978 forced diversion in Belarus
The ICAO has released a fact-finding report into an incident involving Ryanair flight FR4978 in Belarus airspace. ...