American Airlines faces a growing labor problem as talks with its flight attendants broke down late Wednesday, leading to a strike threat, while its ground workers set a Monday deadline to reach an accord before taking action that could lead to a work stoppage. The Assn. of Professional Flight Attendants said it will request that the National Mediation Board release it from mediated talks, which if granted would trigger a 30-day "cooling-off" period after which the 18,000 members would be ...

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