President of American Airlines flight attendants union under fire for comments regarding financial impact of 737 Max grounding

Dallas Business Journal has reported the president of the union that represents flight attendants for American Airlines, is under fire for saying union members haven´t been financially impacted by the grounding of the 737 Max, the company said.

Lori Bassani, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants which represents 28,000 American Airlines Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) flight attendants, has been asked by a union board member to resign, according to emails obtained by the Dallas Business Journal. More than 2,100 people as of Saturday night have signed an online petition calling for Bassani´s resignation.

Bassani told the Business Journal that unlike other aviation employee groups, the APFA will not sue Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) seeking damages for lost wages. The pilots union at Southwest Airlines has sued Boeing claiming USD 100 million in lost wages and the Southwest flight attendants union is weighing litigation over the grounding of the 737 Max, CNBC reported.