Bankruptcy Court’s Decision on APA Contract – September 4, 2012
Today in Bankruptcy Court, Judge Lane granted AA’s renewed Section 1113 motion to reject the pilot’s collective bargaining agreement following several hours of argument from AA and APA.
The Judge explained that his ruling on August 15th identifying the two narrow issues in AA’s Section 1113 Term Sheet for the pilots were now sufficiently addressed in AA’s renewed motion. The Judge denied all objections raised by APA and specifically ruled that no new evidence based on the terms of the Last Best Offer that was rejected by the pilots could be introduced.
As expected, the Judge’s ruling did not address the issue of what AA can impose on the pilots following the abrogation of the court.
The Court’s decision will neither bring American any closer to a plan of reorganization nor stand in the way of APA, APFA and TWU pursuing our common goal – achieving an outcome that best secures our careers and promotes the success of our airline.
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