American Flight Attendants Get Better Contract After All

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    I had intended to write about this last week, but got sidetracked. In early November I wrote about how American flight attendants rejected their new contract, which would have led to them getting a $193 million pay raise. This was interesting on a few levels: -- The flight attendants were the first to vote on a combined contract at the "new" American, so the way they negotiate sets a precedent for the other labor groups -- Out of over 8,000 votes, the contract was rejected by a margin of only 16 votes -- Both airline management and the union leadership were pretty clear about the fact that if they rejected the contract they would go into arbitration, and the most they could get out of that was $112 million, which is $81 million less than in the proposed contract The post American Flight Attendants Get Better Contract After All appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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