Labour talks breakdown at American

TALKS between American Airlines (AA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have failed again to reach a new contract. The TWU represents 14,000 of AA’s baggage and cargo handlers who are fighting AA’s plans to cut labour costs in the face of declining demand.

The two will now go before the National Mediation Board although it is already mediating two other disputes between AA and its pilots and flight dispatchers.

“The company didn’t seem very serious about getting an agreement,” John Conley, the TWU’s air transport division director, said. “Union negotiators neither ignored the competitive realities that American faces nor ignored the economic fragility of the current environment. We gave them our equivalent of a red tag sale.”


Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

WFS and Airbus partner on Beirut aid flight

Ground handler Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) team in Toulouse, provided ground and cargo handling services for a humanitarian flight organised…

Read More

Share this story

Meneguette takes VP role at LATAM Cargo Brazil

By Damian Brett

LATAM Airlines Group has appointed Otávio Meneguette as LATAM Cargo Brazil vice president, responsible for leading the company’s air cargo…

Read More

Share this story

Hellmann appoints Thielemann-Hald to automotive top job

By Damian Brett

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Monika Thielemann-Hald as global head of automotive logistics. Thielemann-Hald succeeds Martin Wehner, who has now…

Read More

Share this story