American Airlines flight attendants plan to picket at nearly a dozen bases nationwide on Tuesday over issues with contract negotiations.
The flight attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), argued that management has continued to reject contract proposals that are key to improving their work-life balance as well as "American’s operational reliability."
The flight attendants have been working under a contract that became amendable in 2019, according to the APFA.
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APFA National President Julie Hedrick said their work schedules are "built to the limit with reduced rest," which doesn't allow for a lot of leeway when weather impacts American's hub cities and flights.
"American is trying to operate a schedule that is stretched thinly, with little consideration for quality of work and personal life," Hedrick said.