Dear team members,
Congressional leaders have released a compromise agreement that could restore tens of thousands of critical aviation jobs and provide relief for millions of Americans who have been devastated by the pandemic.
The deal includes an extension of the Payroll Support Program. If this legislation passes, we’ll be able to recall our U.S.-based furloughed team members in a way that would have their pay and benefits reinstated back to Dec. 1. And, if passed into law quickly, we should be able to get everyone a paycheck on Christmas Eve.
We’ve fought shoulder to shoulder with our labor partners since the summer to get to this point. There are so many people to thank, but, for now, we just want to thank you for all you’ve been doing to take care of our customers and keep our country moving safely during this pandemic. Your work is critical to the country, and it has been recognized.
We are already starting to work through the details of how we will bring back team members, but we’re not over the finish line yet. Congress needs to pass this legislation, and we urge them to do so without delay.
Our leaders are so close to bringing relief to millions of hardworking Americans. We urge you — and your family and friends — to contact your members of Congress.
With this news, we believe there are brighter skies and better days ahead — for our country and for American Airlines. Thank you for all you are doing to care for our customers and one another. Please keep it up.