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October 31, 2012

Video: American pilots picket at DFW Airport

American Airlines said it is focused on reaching a consensual agreement with its pilots union.

"We’re pleased with the progress that has been made so far and are focused on concluding negotiations in the near future," American spokesman Bruce Hicks said.

While American has deferred the implementation of some of the new work rules that impact pilot pay, the pilots union decided to hold an informational picket at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Wednesday to show their unity in achieving an industry-standard contract.

Star-Telegram photographer Paul Moseley shot this video of Wednesday's informational picket by the Allied Pilots Association.

 

Keep reading for the full statement from American

-Andrea Ahles

Statement from American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks

"Our focus remains on reaching a consensual agreement that provides opportunity and security for our pilots and allows American Airlines to successfully restructure.

"To continue to foster a positive environment for the successful completion of negotiations, we have deferred the implementation of those terms and conditions that impact pilot pay or that would be inconsistent with the proposals currently being discussed at the bargaining table, and we will continue to contribute 11 percent to pilot retirement plans to ensure there is no gap in benefits while a new agreement is finalized.

"We’re pleased with the progress that has been made so far and are focused on concluding negotiations in the near future."

 

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