(REUTERS) — NEW YORK — Pilots at American Airlines Group Inc denounced the carrier’s chief executive officer, Doug Parker, on Tuesday, citing his decision last week to skip a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The pilots’ union, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), issued a symbolic vote of “no-confidence” in Parker’s leadership abilities. It also cited lagging pay increases compared to pilots at other carriers and “questionable economic and strategic decisions.”
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement that the union and the airline share the same goal and that they “have a solid foundation in place upon which to build.”
“Therefore, further public dialogue serves no purpose,” Miller said.