The Workers Get Peanuts

by
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."

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