American Airlines Wins Summary Bid In Pilot Union Spat

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has declined to vacate an arbitration board’s decision in a dispute between American Airlines Inc. and a pilots union over whether the airline maintained an agreed-upon minimum number of pilots on its “seniority list” before subcontracting flights to other commuter air carriers.

In refusing to scrap the board’s decision, Judge Paul Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted American Airlines’ motion for summary judgment and denied a cross-motion for summary judgment by the Allied Pilots Association on Monday....
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