Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Glading on Seniority

With all the merger and seniority integration talk recently, our dear Laura has been talking about the screwing of the TWA attendants in 2001.  She said she feels that the list integration (or non-integration, really) was handled poorly.  No doubt every single TWA'er, and many AA'ers, would agree with that.

But as with most things Laura Glading, it's nothing but empty words.  She is trying to position the APFA for a merger with AFA-represented flight attendants at US Airways.  Imagine how much credibility she would lose if she backed a merger that resulted in all of us getting stapled to the bottom of their list.

But if Laura really felt strongly about this issue, why hasn't she said so sooner?

And further, if she truly feels it was an injustice ("really screwed up on that big-time"were her exact words) then why hasn't she used her power as president of APFA to push for reform?

The sad truth is that Laura isn't a flight attendant.  She's a politician.  And politicians are interested in two things: power and reelection.

I believe in judging people by their deeds, not their words.  In Laura's case, her lack of action on this important issue for former TWA'ers shows exactly how she really feels about it.

For shame, Laura.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Who is Laura Glading?

Three quick facts about Laura Glading, the current president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants at American Airlines:

  • She is obsessed with having American merge with US Airways.  For some reason she wants her flight attendants to work for Doug Parker, whose own employees don't like him.
  • She received $115,595 in compensation in 2010-2011.  Those are YOUR union dues.  Do you make even half that much?
  • Her priorities are out of whack.  She let negotiations with the company drag on for years and years.  While the company bears plenty of blame, she was out trying to sell us to US Airways before we even had a bankruptcy deal settled.

We think it's time to recall Laura from office and put in someone who cares about APFA members and will fight for everyone's best interests.

What you can do:

  1. Follow this blog
  2. Vote in our poll (coming soon)
  3. Sign our petition to recall Laura Glading
  4. Post comments letting us know what you think

Laura has a schoolgirl crush on Doug Parker