Ex-TWA Flight Attendants Say They’ll Cross American Airlines Picket Lines
While American Airlines and their flight attendants are in negotiations over contracts overseen by the National Mediation Board, a St Louis-based group of ex-TWA flight attendants called Coalition for Union Principles told the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) that their members were willing to cross the picket line should the American flight attendants go out on strike.
Coalition spokesperson Nancy McGwire was quoted as saying “(Ex-TWA flight attendants) want to resume the careers that were stolen from them by a renegade union.” In the acquisition of TWA by American, the TWA flight attendants were put the bottom of the APFA seniority list that meant when lay offs were made, a flight attendant with 40 years of seniority of TWA was let go before a flight attendant who was hired a month before the acquisition.
The Coalition said the ex-TWA group “has no loyalty to the union they blame for ending their careers.” The ex-TWA group will gladly step into work should the American union members walk off the job.
Stay tuned to this space for any developments!
And these ladies mean business…