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American Airlines pilots union rejects holiday pay increase

Christian Fernsby |
The Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents American Airlines pilots, rejected the airline's offer to increase pay by 100% during the holiday season.

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This rejection occurs in tandem with the APA requesting more permanent changes in its scheduling approach and better handling of union concerns.

"While understanding that its rejection creates a disparity among our fellow workgroups that have accepted management's proffered incentives, the Board concluded that the need to achieve meaningful permanent improvements in a new collective bargaining agreement must remain APA's focus," the APA said in a press release on Tuesday.

APA representatives have repeatedly complained about how the airline schedules too many flights and makes it difficult to drop or pick up trips as is necessary.

The union also claims that American Airlines often fails to provide housing or transportation for traveling crews.

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