American Airlines Cleared To Reject Pilot Contracts

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted American Airlines Inc.'s bid to reject collective bargaining agreements with its pilots, overruling the Allied Pilots Association's argument that new proposed labor cost reductions were greater than necessary for a successful reorganization.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane's ruling for American Airlines and parent AMR Corp. brings to a close a drawn-out court process that began when the debtors filed a March 27 motion to reject its contracts with its pilots, flight attendants and transportation workers unions under...
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