American Airlines launched a new line of uniforms back in September for their customer facing employees including pilots, flight attendant and ticket agents.
However, over the past several months the airline has been getting tons of complaints from their employees who are having allergic reactions to the material causing them to get hives, rashes, and even breathing problems.
American Airlines ditched the supplier making uniforms for its 70,000 employees, following thousands of complaints by flight attendants and pilots who said the current outfits were making them ill.
American’s move could contain a controversy that has festered for months, as the number of flight attendants complaining of wheezing, fatigue, skin rashes and other ailments grew to more than 3,500 and pilots also reported adverse reactions.
It marks the second time in two months that the world’s largest airline has made an unusual concession to workers, following an April decision to grant pilots and flight attendants mid-contract pay raises
The airline doesn’t say who the new manufacture is yet, but at least they are going to be listening to their employees however we’re told this process could take a couple of years.
American has made it clear that the new uniforms will be the same design, it will just be from a different manufacture and better quality.