American Airlines And Its Pilots Union May Re-Open Talks

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 8:41 am
By: News On 6

American Airlines and its pilots union may be headed back to the negotiating table as the airline struggles with cancellations in the wake of pilot anger over their contract situation.

The President of the Allied Pilots Association says its board of directors will meet Wednesday to discuss the possibility.

Both sides have expressed interest in talking again.

Earlier this month, AMR won bankruptcy court approval to throw out the pilots' labor contract and impose new working conditions on its pilots and those pilots are angry.

All of this comes after the union rejected AMR's last offer over the summer.

Since the pilots union cannot legally strike, some have speculated that pilots used sick days and maintenance requests as a means to get around the system.

Those numbers spiked in the last week.

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The Allied Pilots Association denies any organized efforts by pilots to call in sick.

AMR filed for bankruptcy in November 2011.

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