We haven’t updated our coverage Tuesday on the court battle between American Airlines, which wants to throw out its union contracts, and the unions, who don’t want American to be allowed to do so.

The Transport Workers Union dominated the situation Tuesday with its vote announcement on contract proposals.

We had a lot of haggling over valuations and assumptions between the Allied Pilots Association and counsel for American. The APA presented three witnesses on Tuesday:

• Allison Clark, the union’s director of industry analysis, testified about the union’s valuation of its most recent offer to the airline and its valuation of American’s most recent offer.

She said union’s proposals would save American $271 million a year, and more than close the gap in pilot costs between American and its competitors.

She also said American’s latest proposal would save the airline $460 million a year by 2017, in excess of the $370 million target that American had set for pilot savings.

• Larry Rosselot, an American Airlines pilot who chairs the APA’s technical analysis and scheduling committee, attacked American’s proposals on scheduling and changes in sick leave policy.

• Jim Eaton, an American Airlines pilot who is a member of the union’s Bankruptcy Advisory Committee, criticized American’s proposals to expand its use of larger regional jets flown by other carriers or putting American’s code on flights flown by other airlines, so-called “code-sharing.”

In a written declaration, Eaton said that American’s proposal was “a radical departure from any previous AA proposals” and “appear calculated to take advantage of the bankruptcy process to overrun any industry standard job protections, ignore the Company’s previously (and recently) articulated needs in these areas, and wipe away any job protections regardless of necessity.”

He wrapped up direct testimony Tuesday afternoon by saying he could not in any way recommend that the APA accept American’s proposal on scope (the limits on out-sourcing of flying done on American Airlines’ behalf).

Eaton objected to the broad exceptions on outsourcing, through regional partners flying more and bigger airplanes than now permitted, and for unlimited domestic code-sharing.

“That’s essentially a surrender of the scope clause,” Eaton said. “There are still be pieces on paper,” but the primary protections would be gone, he said.

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