10/16/22 by Ashlyn Wang
American Airlines flight attendants picketed Tuesday at airports across the country over contract proposals.
Represented by the Professional Flight Attendants Association, American Airlines flight attendants began protesting in hopes of garnering more attention to the contract dispute between American Airlines management and employees.
The Association said in a press release that the American Airlines administration constantly ignored and refused proposals for contract improvements that would enhance the company’s “operational reliability” and improve “flight attendant work life.”
The contract proposals involve issues such as the length of work and rest time for flight attendants, wages and the high cost of living for flight attendants forced to live in crew base cities, such as Boston.
Employees picketed at 11 different airports, including Logan International Airport in Boston, Kennedy International Airport in New York and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Maricopa County, Arizona, among others.
American Airlines told NBC10 Boston that the picketing would not affect the company’s operations.