American Airlines Workers Will Protest New Uniforms
Hives and rashes—the name of a pop punk band, or the continuing issue American Airlines flight attendants are fighting? We've been following the American Airlines uniform battle for quite some time, and it's no closer to a solution than it was at the start.
According to the Chicago Business Journal, American Airlines flight attendants are expected to picket in three cities after American Airlines management denied the Association of Professional Flight Attendants' (APFA) presidential grievance that demanded the recall of the uniforms in question. American Airlines' management has maintained that the new uniforms passed rigorous quality testing, and therefore, will not be going anywhere.
The 2,300 flight attendants who feel the new uniforms cause hives, rashes, headaches, etc., are less than pleased at this news, and now, they're taking action. APFA leadership sent a memo last week detailing their plans to picket on Feb. 14 at American Airlines headquarters in Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, as well as Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
According to the memo obtained by the Chicago Business Journal, the picketing will "protest the broken promises made to employees prior to the merger" of American Airlines and U.S. Airways, and the "uniforms that are suspected of causing serious reactions to a growing number of [its] members."