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November 30, 2011

"We just need to keep going like we were yesterday, because our contract is still in full force," said John Hewitt, the Chairman of Maintenance at the local Transport Workers Union (TWU). Once the bankruptcy legal battle begins that will change, fast. ...
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November 30, 2011


Rick Mullings, international organizer for the Transport Workers Union of America Local 514, said he was not surprised that Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy but is concerned about the impact it will have on the airline's union ...
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November 30, 2011

Audio segment from NPR's All Things Considered show hosted by Wade Goodwyn regarding the bankruptcy filing.

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November 29, 2011

Dear Jose:

As you know, the AMR Board of Directors has determined that it is necessary for AMR and its affiliates, including American, American Eagle, Executive, and EASI to file a Petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Over the past several years, we have made you aware of the cost challenges that Eagle faces and the need to be competitive in all aspects of our business. The AMR Board is looking to Eagle and its affiliates to address its cost disadvantages just as it expects American to do so.

November 29, 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

For years, TWU members have joined together to fight for fairness at American Airlines and American Eagle. We've had some long hard battles. We now face a new challenge, as a result of a decision by management at AMR to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

While we believe this bankruptcy could and should have been avoided, we have long been aware that company executives were considering this maneuver. Two years ago, in an effort to aggressively represent the interests of our members and our families, the TWU retained highly qualified bankruptcy attorneys, with extensive experience representing aviation workers and their unions.

November 29, 2011

This fact sheet is intended to explain the basics and significance of corporate bankruptcy from a Union employee's perspective. It is not meant to constitute a legal opinion or advice, and does not replace independent consultation with an attorney. Each employer and employee's situation is unique. Accordingly, contact the Legal Department with any questions if you learn that your employer has filed a bankruptcy petition.

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Letter from Jeff Brundage to International President James C. Little.