American Eagle flight attendants union has reached a tentative agreement with the regional carrier, owned by AMR Corp.
The agreement comes prior to AMR filing Section 1113 motions to reject its American Eagle labor contracts.
“This is certainly not the agreement we were negotiating prior to the bankruptcy, nor does it accurately reflect the vast contributions American Eagle Flight Attendants make to our carrier each day," said Robert Barrow, Association of Flight Attendants American Eagle president. "However, this agreement blunts management’s most onerous demands, gives us the opportunity to decide for ourselves how to move forward, and provides a foundation for the future.”
Details of the contract have not yet been released and it still needs to be approved by the union leadership before being sent out for a vote.
UPDATE: American spokesman Bruce Hicks released this statement: “American Eagle is pleased we were able to reach a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants on a new contract that will help Eagle effectively compete for American’s business. This is an important step towards the successful restructuring of our company.”