American Airlines Pilots Are Really Sick [American Airlines]

Or they’re malingering strikers. Either way, American Airlines is canceling 300 flights this week due to pilots calling in sick. There’s also been a sharp increase in flight crews filing maintenance paper work, which has caused further flight cancelations. It seems as though the pilots are striking because of an unfavorable deal their union, the Allied Pilots Association, reached with American Airlines management. The new deal calls for more flying hours while rejecting equity or pension contributions for the pilots. But union officials deny any sort of organized action. More »

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