American Eagle pilots cite AMR threats

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 14 at 8:32 AM

FORT WORTH — American Eagle pilots say parent company AMR Corp. is now threatening to get permission to void their labor contracts.

The Air Line Pilots Association sent that message to its members on Friday night. The union said bankrupt AMR has not changed its offer since March — even though it reduced the amount of cuts from pilots at American Airlines.

Eagle pilots say AMR could ask the bankruptcy court to cancel the existing contracts by the end of the month if their union does not agree to a new one.

 American Eagle's website says it is the largest regional airline system in the world, with more than 1,500 daily flights serving 170 cities. It shares a hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with American Airlines, also owned by AMR.

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