American Airlines recalls flight attendents to work

Fort Worth Star-TelegramFebruary 18, 2011 

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants is telling its members that another 200 flight attendants will be recalled by American Airlines this year.

This is in addition to the 368 that were announced last week, the union said. The new deal puts 100 furloughed flight attendants back to work by July 15 and another 100 at work by October 15.

"This is tremendous news," said APFA president Laura Glading in a statement. "I am extremely happy that even more people will be back to work. People who've been struggling for a long time will be given a chance to better support their families. I look forward to welcoming everyone on the recall list back to work, and this agreement will permit that happen."

The Fort Worth-based carrier is also agreeing to let the 228 flight attendants that are still on the furlough list, which are primarily workers from TWA, to remain on the recall list with unlimited recall rights. The union says that many of these workers would have fallen off the furlough list on November 1.

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