Pilots Union OKs Tentative Deal With American Airlines

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT) -- The Allied Pilots Association's board of directors voted Wednesday to accept American Airlines Inc.'s contract offer after the bankrupt airline's parent AMR Corp. threatened to reject the current labor agreement.

The APA's board voted 9-7 to approve AMR's offer as a tentative agreement, triggering a unionwide ratification process, the APA said in a statement.

Union leadership said the deal is “clearly not the industry-leading contract we all want and deserve,” but it limits the pilots' risk, guarantees some labor protections, and ensures that the union has...
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