Jan. 24, 2020
Gregg Overman: 817-302-2250
Capt. Dennis Tajer: 847-902-8481
American Airlines Pilots to Picket at DFW on Jan. 29
FORT WORTH, Texas – On Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., hundreds of members of the Allied Pilots Association (APA) will participate in informational picketing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D.
This display of pilot unity comes as American Airlines’ operational and financial performance continues to lag the industry. Passengers and pilots have paid the price in the form of delays, cancellations, and unpredictable flight scheduling procedures.
In negotiations that have stretched on for more than a year, pilots are proposing changes to their contract designed to improve operational performance and the passenger experience. Unfortunately, American Airlines management has not responded to APA’s proposals in any meaningful way.
“Our proposals address our pilots’ needs and also take into account the needs of American Airlines, its passengers, and its investors,” said APA President Capt. Eric Ferguson. “Simply put, what we propose is exactly what American Airlines needs. We stand at a unique fork in the road during these negotiations that presents management with a rare opportunity to transform this airline for the better, or not.”
The picketing at DFW is part of a larger “Day of Unity” for the pilots of American Airlines. Following the informational picketing, pilots will be gathering for a rally at Texas Live! in Arlington. Note: The rally is closed to press.
WHAT: American Airlines pilots to picket at DFW to improve scheduling, company transparency and accountability, and quality of work life
WHEN: Jan. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal D, 2400 Aviation Drive
For more information, please contact APA Communications Director Gregg Overman at 817-302-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1963, the Allied Pilots Association — the largest independent pilots union in the United States — is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. APA represents the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, including several hundred pilots on full-time military leave of absence serving in the armed forces. The union’s website is AlliedPilots.org.