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American Airlines pilots reject contract offer

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  • The pilots' union at American Airlines has rejected the company's latest contract offer.

      The pilots' union at American Airlines has rejected the company's latest contract offer.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

DALLAS -- The pilots' union at American Airlines has rejected the company's latest contract offer. The move could clear the way for a judge to decide whether American can impose its own cost-cutting terms, including layoffs.

The union board voted 11-5 on Wednesday to reject the company's offer.

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A federal bankruptcy judge is scheduled to rule Friday on whether American can break its current contracts with pilots and other union workers. The pilots' union wants a delay in that ruling.

American and parent AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in November.

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