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09-26-2007, 09:18 AM
American Gives Pilots Contract Proposal
Tuesday September 25, 8:52 pm ET
American Airlines Provides Contract Proposal to Pilots' Union

DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines Inc. presented its pilots' union with a contract proposal Tuesday that wouldn't raise the rates of pay for pilots, but would let them increase their income by flying more hours.

The proposal was outlined in a meeting between the airline, owned by AMR Corp., and union negotiators. It comes a week before the Allied Pilot Association is set to lay out a revised contract proposal of its own.

"We're looking at it, and we'll have a response in the morning," said pilot Kevin Cornwell, a spokesman for the union.

The union's board of directors began meetings Tuesday to develop a revised package to present to the airline.

"Today's proposal allows our pilots opportunities to increase their W-2 earnings and provide them with better scheduling predictability and flexibility," American spokeswoman Sue Gordon said.

Gordon said Tuesday's proposal addressed a number of areas that pilots had identified as important to them. The proposal includes letting them raise their pay by flying 82 hours a month, compared with the current ceiling of 78 hours.

"This provides voluntary opportunities for pilots to increase their earnings," Gordon said. "And it gives us the ability to boost our efficiency and be more competitive."

Also, the airline would provide "sequence pay protection" for pilots whose schedule is disrupted by weather, air traffic control issues or other problems.

The reserve system, in which many pilots wait to be called for trip assignments, also would be improved.

Also, pilots could fly routes as long as 18 hours, which would allow some international flying like from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to China, which is prohibited in the current contract.

The proposal comes more than a year after the two sides begin meeting for a contract extension. The contract will become open to changes in May 2008.

09-26-2007, 12:20 PM
PUP You, AMR!!!!

09-26-2007, 12:25 PM
I hope you response contains a few curse words.....

09-26-2007, 01:35 PM
How nice of them to LET you fly 82 hours a month.

09-26-2007, 01:41 PM
PUP You, AMR!!!!

HAHE wonder when I get my PUP bucks:D At the rate letter 3 dicussions are going in probably a 100yrs.

RJ Pilot
09-26-2007, 01:46 PM
So when is Eagle getting the 90-100 seaters?