Union Representing Employees of American’s Pilots Union Considers Striking

American’s pilots union has been negotiating with its own employees for a year and their employees haven’t seen a raise since 2011.

Now they’ve rejected a proposed contract and are even talking about the possibility of a strike.

“While our preference is to reach a negotiated agreement that addresses APA’s and APSEA’s respective priorities, it is possible the APSEA-represented employees will choose to exercise their right to withdraw their services. APA likewise reserves the right to engage in legal self-help,” APA added.

American’s pilots union says they can’t concede to worker demands because they have to “be responsible stewards of our members’ dues dollars.”

Of course, the union’s unionized workers do not work for the airline and do not provide service to customers. So if they strike then it’s the union itself that stops doing business. Because the union can’t cross a picket line, even when it’s the union that is being picketed.


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Comments

  1. Ha Ha Ha

    I guess a union representing workers at a union have the ultimate extortionist power

    Maybe APA will have to hire scabs

  2. This is hilarious!

    One time, I was walking past the SEIU headquarters in Washington, DC, and their employees were picketing them and chanting slogans. I got a kick out of that! 😀

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