American Airlines unions: Merger is best chance for recovery

Jun 18, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Star-Telegram.com

Leaders of the three big unions at American Airlines said Monday that they support a possible bid by US Airways because they believe the bankrupt Fort Worth-based airline should be run differently.

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PETE LACOCK

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Jun 21, 2012
Merger Monday?
pops

United States

#22 Jun 21, 2012
Just give it a chance!!!!
Harrison Barnes

Red Oak, TX

#23 Jun 21, 2012
Jen Smith wrote:
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if AA gets what they want and brings in lower cost labor and/ or sends maintenance works elsewhere you can be certain that AA will NEVER-I repeat-NEVER be the great airline it once was!!!!!!
and if they don't lower operating costs there will be no more American Airlines.
767 driver

United States

#24 Jun 21, 2012
Some of us just want our jobs to stick around. It is obvious that AMR management just wants to outsource our jobs. If I have to put up with a less than perfect seniority merger and a bunch of pissy US Airways pilots so be it. My seniority isn't anything to write home about here either! I am tired of American shrinking because our management is taking too much money in bonuses. Bonuses mind you while we are losing money. They want to give me stock! Yes, stock which is currently 51 a share and don't forget profit sharing on an airline which hasn't made a profit. This was the same airline that set the record for the highest profit ever in a single quarter for an airline in the history of aviation? We need new management who wants to actually run the airline not part it out like Frank Lorenzo. It really shows their intention when they hire Lorenzo's old attorneys. It's sad to see an airline devalued so much by upper management with no interest in the actual running of the business
767 driver

United States

#25 Jun 21, 2012
International Flyer wrote:
The sure fire way to save AA would be to fire all the pilots, flight attendants and mechanics and start over. How would you like to own or run a company where the employees have cut a deal with a competitor? They should all be fired!
Weird how there always seem to be sort of Jr high student comment on these serious discussions. LOL.
Obviously he or she knows nothing about airlines
Jen Smith

United States

#26 Jun 22, 2012
767 driver wrote:
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Weird how there always seem to be sort of Jr high student comment on these serious discussions. LOL.
Obviously he or she knows nothing about airlines
Thank you 767 driver for your valid comments! Yes it is very obvious some have no clue about what has REALLY been going on at AA or in the airline industry for that matter. Unions are NOT the problem with AA people. The labor unions at AA are not even close to being at the top of the pay scale compared to the other legacy carriers so please refrain from your insulting comments before you know the true facts.

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