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Media Advisory: American Airlines Pilots to Demonstrate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Demonstration scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT

Allied Pilots Association:

WHO: The Allied Pilots Association (APA) representing the 10,000 pilots who fly for American Airlines.

WHAT: Public picketing demonstration signifying American Airlines’ pilots determination to secure a contract commensurate with their status as professional aviators for a major U.S. carrier. Members of the APA Board of Directors will participate, along with rank-and-file pilots from American Airlines’ Washington, D.C. base and other locations.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, upper level, doors 3 & 4, American Airlines drop-off point.

WHY: American Airlines management recently received bankruptcy court approval to reject the APA-American Airlines Collective Bargaining Agreement. Management is now unilaterally implementing new terms of employment that adversely affect pilots’ working conditions, compensation and retirement security. APA believes management is using Chapter 11 bankruptcy to extract far more value from the pilots than what’s needed to successfully restructure American Airlines.

Allied Pilots Association
Captain Carl Jackson, 304-283-4622
or
First Officer Mike King, 540-229-0718

Source: Allied Pilots Association