St. Louis Public Radio News
1:30 pm
Mon April 21, 2003

Flight Attendants May Vote a Third Time

St. Louis, MO – After last week's revelations of controversial executive bonuses at American Airlines, the flight attendants' union will decide Tuesday whether to vote for a third time on job and wage concessions.

Former TWA and current American flight attendant Sherry Cooper says the airline and union are ignoring the needs of St. Louis-based flight attendants.

"You had a no vote," Cooper said. "Then the union extends the voting period to get to a yes vote. They get the yes vote; the pensions are announced. Now they want a no vote."

Other St. Louis-based flight attendants would not talk on tape, citing fears of immediate firing. An American spokeswoman says she knows of no such threat.