American pilot union approves strike vote

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American Airlines pilots may vote on a strike at the bankrupt carrier, if its revised application to reject its pilots contract is approved.

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) board approved a motion to prepare for a strike vote today. The vote would begin when the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline implemented its revised term sheet for its pilots, which was filed with US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on 17 August.

A hearing on the term sheet is scheduled for 4 September.

The court rejected American's initial section 1113 request on 15 August. However, it agreed with the airline on all points except codeshares and furloughs, and allowed American to submit a revised term sheet.