The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 15,000 American Airlines pilots, has formally requested to enter negotiations with the airline’s management on a new labor contract. The APA made the request in a Nov. 19 letter to American CEO Doug Parker and president Robert Isom, triggering an early-opener provision in its contract, paving the way for negotiations to begin in January 2019. The existing pilot contract, which was signed in early 2015 after the company exited ...

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