AA: Contract should meet needs of flight attendants and the airline

03/25/2011 | Bloomberg · ABC News · Dallas Morning News (free content), The

The threat of a flight attendant strike at American Airlines appeared to lessen this week as the Association of Professional Flight Attendants told its members that the National Mediation Board is unlikely to declare negotiations at an impasse. With American expected to lose money this year and unemployment hovering around 9%, APFA President Laura Glading says the union has concluded that "the NMB will not release the parties into a thirty-day cooling off period any time soon." An American Airlines spokesman said the company would try to reach a contract that meets the needs of both sides and preserves jobs.

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