AMR's New CBA, Pension Deal With Pilots Get Judge's OK

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 3:26 PM EST) -- American Airlines Inc. parent AMR Corp. won two labor battles Wednesday when a New York bankruptcy judge approved a new collective bargaining agreement with pilots and allowed the debtor to eliminate lump-sum retirement benefits for pilots.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane signed off on AMR's request to enter into a new CBA with the Allied Pilots Association over objections from several pilot groups, ending a saga that began March 27, when the debtor filed a motion to reject its original agreement with the pilots and...
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