Wednesday June 20, 2018

American Airlines asked court to approve MOUs with labor groups

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American Airlines wants to shorten time to get court approval of pilots’ contract

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American Airlines to appeal union ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

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American Airlines’ parent AMR Corp. asks bankruptcy court for a 30-day extension to file its plan to exit bankruptcy reorganization (Updated, 3:50 p.m.)

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American Airlines threatens pilots’ union with court action if slowdown continues

We should not be surprised if the negotiations that the Allied Pilots Association agreed to this afternoon turned out to be dead by midnight We’ve learned that American’s senior vice president of people, Denise Lynn, sent what was called a “very threatening letter” to the three national officer and the board of directors  late Wednesday […]

Unions will begin hearing American Airlines’ plans after next week’s court hearing

We talked Thursday afternoon with American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks about the airline’s plans for implementing its new contracts with the Transport Workers Union and Association of Professional Flight Attendants and its term sheet with the Allied Pilots Association. Here’s what we know at this point: Hicks said the airline plans to tell the unions and employees  next week  how […]

Allied Pilots Association appeals bankruptcy court decisions

We were expecting the Allied Pilots Association on Wednesday to respond to American Airlines’ Aug. 17 motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to throw out its contract with the pilots union. Here’s what we got: “Notice is hereby given that the Allied Pilots Association hereby appeals pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 158(a)(1) to the United States […]

American Airlines resubmits to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court its request to toss its labor contract with pilots (UPDATED)

American Airlines Inc. has refiled its request to toss its labor contract with pilots in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. American’s renewed request follows U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane’s decision on Wednesday to deny American’s initial request after pilots last week voted down a tentative contract agreement.  Lane said the airline’s proposal for unlimited furloughs and changes […]

FAA tells bankruptcy court it may fine American Airlines (UPDATED, 4:20 P.M. CT)

The Federal Aviation Administration has notified the U.S. Bankruptcy Court that it may seek penalties against American Airlines related to ongoing safety investigations. The FAA may seek up to a record $162.4 million in potential civil penalties from American Airlines parent AMR Corp., which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, according to a report published […]

AMR wants court to say it doesn’t have to provide health benefits to retirees

AMR and American Airlines filed a lawsuit Friday asking that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court rule that the companies don’t have any obligation to keep providing health coverage and life insurance for retirees. The lawsuit was filed against the Committee of Retired Employees, which is representing the interests of retired employees in the AMR/American Airlines bankruptcy […]