American Nixes Arbitration

Star Telegram
March 16, 2012

American Airlines has told the National Mediation Board that it does not want to enter into arbitration with the labor unions representing pilots, flight attendants and ground crews. In a letter sent to the board Friday, Fort Worth-based American said it should be allowed to work within the bankruptcy rules to reach new contract agreements with the unions or have the U.S. bankruptcy court impose new terms.

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