American Airlines and its pilots union resumed talks on Monday, as the two sides try to reach a new tentative contract agreement.
But what Sky Talk is hearing is that the pace of the negotiations may be slowing down without the self-imposed deadline that both parties agreed to prior to the third quarter earnings announcement of American's parent company, AMR Corp.
On Monday, the Miami domicile sent out a quick recap of last week's events which included intense talks between the Allied Pilots Association and American. Miami union leaders reassured pilots that APA is not rushing into a deal to "satisfy management's needs."
"We made ourselves available to conduct business, and management once again dropped the ball, as they did when they were to serve a comprehensive proposal in August. We have not abandoned any of our resolve or determination, and in fact, remain committed to achieving top-notch results in all areas of our CBA. We join management in seeking a return to corporate profitability, contingent upon their recognition of APA’s valuable everyday contributions and past sacrifices. However, it may become necessary at some point to acknowledge that a satisfactory CBA is unattainable with this current management team," the Miami update said.
Keep reading for the full update.