American Airlines Bankruptcy Judge Voids Pilots’ Union Contract

It’s official, though I think it was just a matter of time.

Late yesterday, the bankruptcy judge in the American Airlines bankruptcy case gave AMR permission to void the pilots’ union contract.

This goes back a few weeks ago, when the judge rebuffed American Airlines on a couple of small points.

Quote from the new president of the pilots’ union, which just shows how ignorant they really are, IMO:

“Management won’t be able to restructure successfully without first reaching a consensual agreement with us,” said new pilots’ union President Keith Wilson in a message to members.

I do believe that American will do their best to come to a consensual agreement with the pilots in the spirit of moving the airline forward.  But, the pilots don’t have them over a barrel any more.

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