Published 30 Mar, 2012
Earlier today, I spoke with AMR Senior Vice President Jeff Brundage and told him privately the very same thing we’ve been saying publicly. TWU is committed to doing all we can to reach a consensual agreement regarding our labor contracts at American Airlines.
I also explained to Mr. Brundage that due to the thousands of pages of documents filed by his attorneys in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in an effort to tear up our labor contracts, we need to move our bargaining and legal team from Dallas to New York so we can respond in a timely and factual manner.
Our cell phones still work in New York, so does our e-mail, and there is no shortage of meeting space available. Even as we prepare to vigorously defend our contracts in court, we will stay in communication with the company and we’re ready to meet for as long as necessary. A consensual agreement at American Airlines is still the first choice for TWU members, because it’s the best way to position the company for future success.