American Airlines pilots’ union to picket over fatigue, overscheduling

The labor union representing American Airlines (AAL.O) 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.

“Our airline needs scheduling practices that support the safety margin, respect pilots’ and passengers’ needs, and de-risk American Airlines to protect and improve revenue,” the union said.

American did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.