Unions Push Back on American Airlines

Bankrupt AMR, parent of American Airlines, faces increasing resistance from employees as it attempts to cut wages and headcount. Worker activism has started to harm American's relationships with customers, and almost certainly its sales as well. AMR says the primary culprit is the Allied Pilots Association, which has pressed back against AMR's plans to thin the ranks of its members. The union denies the charges.

The WSJ reports:

The unit of AMR Corp. cut 300 flights, or more than 1% of its schedule, between Tuesday and Sunday to minimize cancellations and reduce delays. Nevertheless, only 55% of flights arrived within 14 minutes of their published schedule on Saturday, an American spokesman said, after 57% hit that mark on Friday

Douglas A. McIntyre

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