Airline to Seek Union Contract Relief | Denver Bankruptcy Attorney

According to the Denver Post, American Airlines is planning to ask the judge in their bankruptcy case to allow them to disregard the negotiated agreements with the unions if they are unable to reach an agreement to cut labor costs. The lead bankruptcy attorney for the airline says that negotiations have been handled in good faith, however union officials have indicated that they believe American has intended to ask for the contracts to be thrown out all along. Under federal law, American, which filed for bankruptcy in November, may be allowed to throw out the union contracts provided that it first tries to negotiate a different deal, and can show that they need the financial relief. The pilots, flight attendants, and ground workers unions have all been expecting the company to ask for relief from the contracts.

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