American Loses Bid To Block Union Vote
October 3, 2012
American Airlines lost a court battle in its effort to block a union election vote by nearly 10,000 passenger service agents.
Wednesday's decision by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans came amid a separate dispute between the airline's 8,000 pilots and its parent company, AMR. The pilots are expected to approve a strike later this week.
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if the pilots strike this company is in deep trouble..
management at this point can not sign contracts without the Judges approval.. which means the judge that voided the pilots contract will be the one that has to approve it which also means he almost has to negotiate it....
in essence means the Pilots may destroy the airline, if they do in fact do strike..