Tue, Nov 13, 2012
'Agreement In Principle' Reached Between The Two Parties
In a brief video statement released by the Allied Pilots Association, APA President Keith Wilson says the union has reached an "agreement-in-principle" on a new contract with American Airlines. The video was released late Friday.
In the video, Wilson (pictured in capture from video) said the leadership of the union presented a "comprehensive counter proposal" to AA management. The vote to forward the proposal by the board of directors was 13-2 with one absent.
Wilson says the counter-proposal addresses "our memberships' expectations of an industry-standard contract, and reflects the value the profession brings to the corporation."
Wilson said that AA management has responded "by accepting out proposal," meaning that the two sides have an agreement in principle. "The APA board of directors will comply with APA policy, and after reviewing contractual language, will vote to send it to our membership as a tentative agreement for ratification," Wilson said. "We anticipate that the board will reconvene in approximately one week for that vote," he said.
Wilson said that specifics of the agreement will be released after the details have been shared with the membership.
The contract with the pilot's union is the only labor dispute that remains unresolved in American's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Cited For Focus On Maintaining And Improving Best Practices Four European companies have been recognized for their commitment to safe operations as recipients of the 2013 European >[...]
Rotax Is NOT The Only Player In Sport Aviation Propulsion Ya gotta hand to Viking... in an industry so VERY well dominated by Rotax, it takes some serious talent and extraordinary >[...]
The European Cockpit Association The European Cockpit Association (ECA) was created in 1991 and is the representative body of European pilots at European Union (EU) level. It repre>[...]
With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.>[...]
"(T)he PC-24 is a completely new development – not a 'me too product'." Source: Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pilatus, introducing the company's new>[...]