The Allied Pilots Association (APA) says it is attempting to gain American Airlines’ attention by authorizing the union’s board to prepare a strike ballot if management imposes “negative term sheet provisions.” Strikes are rare while a company is restructuring under Chapter 11; “This is basically a shot across the bow” after the pilots rejected American’s “last, best and final” contract offer, says an APA spokesman, But APA’s action may not have had the intended effect. “Any form of ...


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