The Workers Get Peanuts

Abby Zimet
With American
Airlines posting first-quarter losses of $375 million, but stock-based
executive bonuses of $6.5 million, all three of the company's unions
are protesting
"a pattern of corporate excess." With the unions currently negotiating
long-sought pay raises, the Association of Professional Flight
Attendants (APFA) said the bonuses "must be a signal the company is
now ready to make good on its long repeated refrain of shared sacrifice
bringing shared reward."

"Employees deserve to be rewarded for their hard work and
sacrifices," said APFA President Laura Glading. "Our members are hungry for their due."

FRIENDS: Help Us Fight

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: