The carrier announced Tuesday that 51,000 airline workers, including flight attendants and customer service representatives, will receive new work outfits in late 2019.
American’s current uniforms have been the source of some friction. Starting in 2016, employees complained that their garments were causing allergic reactions and health issues, such as headaches and rashes. The union asked American to recall them.
American (AAL) and Twin Hill, the supplier it’s worked with in the past, maintained that the clothes were safe after performing multiple lab tests.
Still, the airline offered employees new uniform options in response to complaints. American announced last June that it would not renew its contract with Twin Hill.