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AMR Bankruptcy Update
12/21/2012 12:46:59 PM by aa admin

American Eagle - Court Approves Four Agreements

At a hearing held on the afternoon of December 21, 2012, Judge Lane heard and granted four motions filed by the debtors to authorize American Eagle Airlines, Inc. and Executive Airlines, Inc. (together, “Eagle”), both subsidiaries of AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, to enter into new collective bargaining agreements (the “New CBAs”) with the following four groups:

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AMR Bankruptcy Update
12/20/2012 10:18:27 AM by aa admin

American Eagle - Dispatcher’s Ratify Agreement

Dispatchers at American Eagle ratified their agreement on December 17th with a vote of 37 in favor and 24 against.  American Eagle is expected to ask Judge Lane to approve all four TWU agreements on Friday, December 21. When approved, they would become effective January 1, 2013.

All TWU represented work groups at American and American Eagle have ratified their agreements with the Company.  AMR expects to exit bankruptcy sometime in early 2013.

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American Eagle Dispatcher Update
12/7/2012 11:03:11 AM by aa admin

As you know, this week the TWU Dispatcher group reached a tentative agreement with American Eagle, which is now going out to the members for a vote. TWU Local 542 President John Plowman will be conducting membership meetings this morning and afternoon to discuss the tentative agreement.

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Dispatcher Profit Sharring Letter

This afternoon, ballots will be mailed to all members who do not attend today’s meetings. The ballots will contain instructions for voting. Voting will continue through December 17, 2012 at 1430 CT, when ballots will be counted.

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Court Updates

September 24, 2013

The Court conducted the thirty-sixth omnibus hearing today.  The main item on the agenda was  a pretrial conference in the case of Fjord v. AMR Corporation, Adv. Pro. No. 13-1392.  The plaintiffs in this action allege antitrust violations under section 7 of the Clayton Act.  This is a separate action from the one brought by the Department of Justice and the Attorneys General pending in the District Court in Washington D.C..  After extensive argument the Court determined that the District Court action should be heard and determined first, with this private action proceeding after the District Court has rendered a ruling.  In the event of a settlement of the District Court action, the parties are to return to the Bankruptcy Court to discuss scheduling. 

Press Releases

October 02, 2013

Transport Workers Seek a Seat at the Table in US Airways/American Airlines Merger Case
Case will go forward despite government shutdown

Washington, DC - Oct 2, 2013 – The Transport Workers Union has taken legal action in federal court to protect the jobs, pay and benefits of its members, TWU President Harry Lombardo said today.

The TWU, Lombardo said, is seeking intervenor status in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The case will go forward despite the current government shutdown, under terms of an order issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.