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American Airlines reaches tentative contract agreement with pilots union

Union members will vote on labor cuts in coming weeks

The tension between American Airlines (AA) and its pilots union has momentarily calmed.

Yesterday, the Allied Pilots Association reached a tentative contract agreement with the country’s third-largest airline, which wants to make major cuts in labor spending as it is still reeling from its November 2011 bankruptcy filing. The union board voted 9-7 to allow AA’s 8,000 pilots to vote on the company’s proposal—which seeks to cut $315 million in annual labor costs—beginning in mid-July.

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