American Airlines pilots’ union to strike over fatigue and overscheduling

The labor union representing American Airlines pilots said it will begin informational picketing in coming weeks at the carrier’s major hubs to protest their work schedule, fatigue, and lack of adequate accommodation over the summer.

According to an emailed statement, the union will picket at Miami International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and other locations.

In August, a union representing Southwest Airlines pilots filed a lawsuit challenging forced time off and other changes to working conditions imposed by the airline during the COVID-19 pandemic.