American's workers are fighting back; Tuesday, about 200 protested at the Dallas airport. Protesters have stories of going without a raise for more than a decade, and:
Retired crew chief Dave Walter said he spent 36 years of his life working for American Airlines only to be faced now with losing his pension and his health care. He said social security alone is not enough to pay the bills. He said he is in the picket line "fighting for his life."A spokesman for the airline says that "Every employee group-unionized, independent, support staff and management will be affected" by restructuring. But in 2010, as American lost money, its CEO's total compensation rose by 11 percent, to $5.2 million, while its president's compensation rose by 45 percent, to $3.1 million.
Tell American Airlines to save good American jobs—don't send maintenance jobs overseas looking for cheap labor, don't walk away from retirees or strip workers with decades of service of their pensions.