Mediated talks between American Airlines (AA) and its flight attendants have broken off, and the union representing the cabin crew has reiterated its preference for a merger with US Airways (US). AA is urgently attempting to negotiate concessionary contracts with its largest work groups via the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. In the latest effort to bridge differences, AA management and union leaders entered into talks overseen by a judge appointed by the bankruptcy court—part of a ...

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