Pinnacle Moves to Scrap Pilot, Flight Attendant Contracts

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- With negotiations for labor concessions apparently stalled, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. met a self-imposed deadline on Thursday and asked a New York bankruptcy court judge to scrap its contracts with its pilots and flight attendants.

Pinnacle, a regional carrier that filed for bankruptcy in April, has been seeking $76 million in annual labor cost reductions. It had signaled that it would move to void its collective bargaining agreements with pilots and flight attendants, allowing management to impose work terms, if it did not reach a deal with...
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