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January 11, 2016IM -
The 14,500 US-based passenger service employees of the new American Airlines have approved a five-year contract that includes immediate and significant pay raises. Represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (CWA-IBT), the vote was 6,993 in favor to 2,522 against.
Kerry Philipovitch, American Airlines senior vice president customer experience commented that passenger service employees have played a critical role in the integration of the airline. “This agreement is a huge step in making us truly one combined team, and we thank the CWA-IBT for their professionalism in advocating for their members,” she says.