AMERICAN AIRLINES RECALLS 460 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS BUT...
1,500 STILL AWAITING RECALL...430 MORE FALL OFF RECALL LIST, RECEIVE TERMINATION LETTERS IN NOVEMBER 2007
Many of these airline workers are without jobs, pensions and no health insurance! They have exhausted their life savings, cleaned out IRAs and 401 K's. These loyal airline workers should not become collateral damage of a terrorist act on our soil!
Immediately following 9/11, the airline industry received a government bailout in the form of cash payments and loan guarantees, costing U.S. taxpayers, billions of dollars. Since then, airline management paid hundreds of millions of dollars in executive bonuses. Airline employees have become economic victims of excessive executive compensation. (greed)
Senator McCaskill's Bill, S.1992, will remedy the situation for all AIRLINE workers. S. 1992 only provides an extension of recall rights for those aviation employees who were furloughed from air carriers (post 9/11) and whose respective carrier received U. S. Government compensation for closure of the nation's air transportation system. Plain and simple!
This legislation grants an extension of recall rights to certain groups of employees under very narrow and period certain circumstances. It does not impinge on any one union's collective bargaining agreement, nor, does it alter or in any other way change their current language. It only applies to the airline industry. Nothing more!
The Organizations named below, representing millions of their combined members, have committed their support to this bill. We look forward to your support of S.1992 , saving thousands of jobs, pensions and providing protection to the U.S. aviation workforce in the event of future attacks.
*ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS (AFA) *
*AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME)
*ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS (APFA)
*COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA (CWA)
*INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT MECHANICS FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION (AMFA)
*BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS (IBT)
*TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION 530 (TWU)
*SHEET METAL WORKERS 36 (SMW)
*JOBS WITH JUSTICE (JWJ)
The GREATER ST. LOUIS LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO-representing 150,000 members has endorsed S.1992 and represent the following:
*American Postal Workers Union and Automotive Lodge #777 CWA, Local #6310
*District #837 Fire Fighters, Local #2665 and IBEW, Local #1 Iron Workers, Local #396
*Labor Tribune M&I Institutional Trust Services and Machinists District No. 9
*Operating Engineers, Local #148 and Outreach & Extension University of MO
*Painters District #2 and Pattonville Fire Protection District
*Pulaski Bank St. Louis and Seafarers International Union SEIU, Local #1
*Sheet Metal Workers, Local #36 and Sprinkler Fitters, Local #268
*Teamsters, Local #610 and Teamsters, Local #688 UFCW, Local #655
Please visit their website at: http://www.stlouislabor.org/
PLEASE click on these links below to sign this online petition extending recall rights! Send a letter to your Senators!
(pre-written, just click and send!!)
or call the Capital Switchboard in Washington, D.C TOLL FREE, ASK FOR SUPPORT FOR S. 1992.
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Please take a moment, Call 1-800-828-0498
Send a letter directly to your Senators!
This petition is going straight to Congress. Time is of the essence!
Please do it now and forward to as many people as you are able to!