3 unions, American Airlines exec weigh in on labor negotiations

09/13/2010 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

As American Airlines faces contract negotiations with pilots, flight attendants and ground workers, reporter Andrea Ahles talked to leaders of each union to see where they stand. All three groups say they want to see the airline grow and thrive, but that job security and increased compensation must be part of the equation. Meanwhile, Jeff Brundage, American's senior vice president of human resources, says progress is being made, but that contracts must allow for greater productivity and market-based wages. "We need to get those kinds of agreements going forward, and we firmly believe that it is in the best interest of our employees," he says.

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