Union Says AMR Wants To Alter Pilots' Pay Without New CBA

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 10:28 PM EST) -- The Allied Pilots Association hit American Airlines Inc. and bankrupt parent company AMR Inc. with a lawsuit Tuesday claiming they have attempted to alter pilots’ pay without reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.

According to the union’s complaint, American and AMR have threatened to circumvent a negotiating process by using the federal Bankruptcy Code's contract rejection procedure to implement changes in pilots’ pay that the pilots have not consented to.

The APA says it has been in negotiations with American, but the latest contract expired in 2008, and...
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