We’re cautiously optimistic about the plan we saw today for American Eagle, because it presents a viable path for a sustainable business going forward. That’s different from what we saw at American Airlines. American Eagle is moving on two tracks, either to remain a unit of AMR, or to become an independent and competitive company. That’s a good sign. fb page
But it’s disheartening to see that once again, management wants to finance restructuring on the backs of workers who have already made enormous sacrifices. AMR is demanding over $12 million a year in concessions from TWU members at American Eagle.
We’re going to examine the company’s proposal very closely. We’re looking for ways to help sustain a profitable business without imposing unnecessary hardships on our members, who have already gone the extra mile to keep American Eagle’s planes in the sky.