American, Pilots Await Contract Ruling
October 10, 2012
The judge overseeing American Airlines' bankruptcy declined to rule on a pilots' appeal to preserve their old agreement, meaning the airline can continue making work changes while the two sides continue contract talks.
US Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane ruled last month that the airline could reject the previous agreement, which had been under negotiation since 2006.
At a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Lane declined to rule on the union's motion to suspend and did not set a date for a ruling on the issue.
AMR has been in bankruptcy since November, and through that process aims to find cost savings the airline says it needs to survive.