American Airlines Workers March In Protest

May 11, 2012


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed American Airlines workers have marched to company headquarters to protest bankruptcy plans that could void their contracts.

Members of the Allied Pilots Association, flight attendants and transport workers rallied Friday outside AMR Corp. headquarters in Fort Worth. AMR in November sought Chapter 11 reorganization.

Union leaders on Monday are expected in bankruptcy court in New York to oppose AMR's plan to throw out their labor contracts. The company seeks to impose its own terms for pay, benefits and work rules.

Thousands of employees have signed a no-confidence petition.

American spokesman Bruce Hicks says the company respects the rights of unions and members to voice their opinions, but contract changes are necessary for successful restructuring.

Arizona-based US Airways Group Inc. has expressed interested in merging with American.

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