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American Airlines Flight Attendant Accused Of Bringing Rat To Work

Louann Giambattista was long known by co-workers for her love of pets. And in many offices, bringing your pet to work is gaining acceptance. But the flight attendant at American Airlines -- who owns a dog, gerbils and hamsters -- saw her reputation take a nosedive when three colleagues claimed to have seen her... Read More »

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

By Samantha Bomkamp and David Koenig NEW YORK (AP) -- American Airlines will ask a federal bankruptcy judge next week to throw out its union contracts if it can't reach cost-cutting deals with labor unions. Read More »

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

As with so many mature industries in the U.S., it hasn't been easy being an airline employee in recent years. Industry consolidation, layoffs, the rising cost of air travel, and service cutbacks have hampered profits and taken a toll on employee morale. The latest of those is American Airlines, whose parent,... Read More »

American Airlines Aims To Cut 13,000 Jobs Amid Bankruptcy

American Airlines Aims To Cut 13,000 Jobs Amid Bankruptcy

By David Koenig DALLAS -- The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs -- 15 percent of its workforce -- as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company aims to cut labor costs by 20 percent under bankruptcy protection, and will soon begin... Read More »

Impasse Grounds 4,000 Employees at Federal Aviation Administration

Impasse Grounds 4,000 Employees at Federal Aviation Administration

Some 4,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration have been told to stay home after lawmakers in Washington failed to renew funding for the agency just hours before it expired Friday. The stalemate means the FAA is unable to collect taxes and fees on airline tickets, costing the government about... Read More »

Can Being Laid Off Really Make You Better Off?

Can Being Laid Off Really Make You Better Off?

Researchers found axed Boeing workers healthier than those left behind By Michelle Conlin As the Great Recession continues to devour jobs at an alarming rate, tales are legion about the millions of unemployed struggling to right their lives and recover their self-esteem. But what happens to those left... Read More »

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