Flight attendants of American Airlines were not allowed to strike during the Christmas and New Year holidays

By TravelWiseDec 1, 2023 23:41 PMNews
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Flight attendants of American Airlines were not allowed to strike during the Christmas and New Year holidays
Strikes by American Airlines flight attendants will not take place for now. Source: Pixabay

American Airlines flight attendants will not go on strike during the peak Christmas and New Year holiday season. The National Mediation Board rejected the union's request for a boycott, ensuring that the airline's flights remain unaffected.

The airline and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants have been directed to continue negotiations without resorting to drastic measures that could disrupt flights during the busy holiday period. ABC News reported this based on official statements from both sides.

Protests by flight attendants, air traffic controllers, and pilots for improved working conditions and higher wages have been ongoing globally. In Europe, flight delays have persisted for weeks due to the inability of companies to reach agreements with their employees.

Flight attendants of American Airlines were not allowed to strike during the Christmas and New Year holidays
Flight attendants will not go on strike during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Source: Instagram/apfaunity

In America, airlines are facing conditions that they are not prepared to accept immediately. American Airlines flight attendants have chosen to go on strike and picketed outside the headquarters, citing the lack of salary increases since 2019.

Despite the absence of an agreement between the two parties, the airline expressed its anticipation of continuing negotiations.

Crew members are purportedly seeking an immediate 35% pay increase, followed by semiannual 6% increases, whereas American Airlines is proposing an immediate 11% increase followed by annual 2% increments.

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