Pilots, American back in court today over terminating contract – Dallas Business Journal

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

When the Allied Pilots Association and American Airlines square off again today in a Manhattan U.S. bankruptcy court, the union could face a daunting task to hang onto it collective bargaining agreement with the Fort Worth-based carrier.

The union will be trying to convince U.S. bankruptcy judge Sean Lane to rule in the union’s favor and not allow American to throw out its labor agreements.

The Dallas Morning News reported that APA President Keith Wilson is hopeful that Lane will rule for the union.

“I’m a Jersey boy, so I never say never, and I never say always,” Wilson told reporters last week, the Morning News said. “Is there a possibility? Yes. We’ll leave it at that. Hopefully our case will resonate. I have to keep that hope. There was a slim possibility the first time, and we prevailed, even with just a small, two-item issue.”

Lane earlier sided with the union, but only on two points. He agreed with much of American’s motion to be allowed to terminate its agreement with the pilots.

American submitted an revised motion, which it said dealt with the issues of furloughs and codesharing that Lane had objected to in his earlier decision.

via Pilots, American back in court today over terminating contract – Dallas Business Journal.

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