1. Leaders of American Airlines pilots’ union blast CEO

Leaders of American Airlines pilots’ union blast CEO

Support from labor unions was critical when Doug Parker's US Airways forced a merger with American, but now the CEO of the world's biggest airline is under fire from unions unhappy about pay that lags rates at rival Delta.

By: | Dallas | Published: February 15, 2017 1:20 AM
American Airline, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, Doug Parker, Flight attendants, CEO Support from labor unions was critical when Doug Parker’s US Airways forced a merger with American, but now the CEO of the world’s biggest airline is under fire from unions unhappy about pay that lags rates at rival Delta.(Reuters)

Support from labor unions was critical when Doug Parker’s US Airways forced a merger with American, but now the CEO of the world’s biggest airline is under fire from unions unhappy about pay that lags rates at rival Delta.

Leaders of the pilots’ union say they have lost confidence in the ability of Parker and senior executives to lead the airline.

Flight attendants picketed today at company headquarters and three big airports.

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The unions are complaining about lower pay and profit sharing than counterparts at Delta Air Lines. Delta said it will pay about USD 1.1 billion to employees as their share of the company’s 2016 profit. American set aside USD 314 million. American says it has increased wages and benefits by USD 3.5 billion since its 2013 merger with US Airways.(AP)

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