American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom called on team members to lend their voices to protect airline jobs.
Congress is considering legislation that would provide financial assistance to workers and U.S. businesses who are grappling with the immediate negative impacts from the coronavirus. We need Congress to act quickly to provide immediate direct financial assistance.
As a company, we’re unified in this effort. This past week, American’s management joined with labor leaders representing APA, APFA, CWA, IAM, IBT, PAFCA and TWU to send a joint letter to House and Senate leadership requesting that the necessary support be made available to fortify our company and our 130,000 team members.
We’re unified as an industry, too. On Saturday, the CEOs of all the major U.S. airlines and cargo carriers appealed to congressional leaders to act swiftly to protect our vital industry, and more importantly, critical aviation jobs. Doug spent most of last week in Washington, D.C., personally involved in this effort.
Contact your elected officials
We ask that you join us in calling on elected officials to pass bipartisan legislation that will provide immediate financial assistance to airline workers. You can go to this action center to lend your voice to the cause. It only takes a couple of clicks and a few minutes of your time. Each message will make a difference and will demonstrate the unity we’ve built and the urgency we know we’re all feeling in these unprecedented circumstances.
We will continue to do everything we can in Washington to fight for our team and for the future of American Airlines. Thank you for your help, and thank you for your dedication to our company and to each other.