American Air Pilot Union Denies Job Action
September 20, 2012
The union representing pilots at American Airlines said it has called no job action at the bankrupt carrier, which this week cancelled hundreds of flights citing increased pilot maintenance reports and sick leave usage.
American began implementing cost cuts for its pilots this month after a US bankruptcy judge ruled the airline could abandon its collective bargaining agreement with the pilots' union.
The airline said on Wednesday it cancelled about 300 flights for this week out of nearly 24,000 departures planned across its network, including the American Eagle regional division.
American cited factors including "an increase in maintenance reports filed by pilots, as well as levels of sick leave usage that have been running higher than historical norms."
how can you tell if a union rep is lying?
his lips are moving..
this is the opposite thing these morons should be doing..
the public has to have confidence in the airline they chose..
right now Travel Agents all over the place are telling their clients to go with anyone but AA, and this is prime time for holiday travel bookings..
doing this kind of crap will sink that airline or SHRINK it into something a lot less Pilots will have a job at..
not to mention they have US Air waiting in the wings to pick the bones of this airline and a hell of a lot more union jobs will go up in smoke..