The flight attendants unions at American Airlines and US Airways announced on Thursday that the two unions will work together in support of a merger between the two carriers.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (American) and the Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers of America (US Airways) issued a joint statement this morning saying they will address merger issues, like seniority integration and new contracts together.
"Both unions firmly believe that an American Airlines/US Airways merger is in the best interest of the Flight Attendants at both carriers, and are committed to working to further the goal of that merger," the statement said. "In addition, AFA and APFA share a strong interest in addressing the challenges that will be presented if a merger occurs."
The agreement says the two unions will discuss collective bargaining agreements, share information, talk about representation issues and establish a protocol for seniority integration.
US Airways is interested in merging with American, but has yet to sign a non-disclosure agreement where the two airlines would share financial information prior to a possible deal.