DALLAS (AP) - Hundreds of American Airlines pilots stood
silently outside the buildings of the airline's biggest customers
and investors today to protest.
They claim a penny-pinching management is undermining the
nation's largest carrier.
The protests stretched from London to San Francisco. And marked
the latest move by the pilots' union to highlight their differences
with management over pay.
In their view its not enough for pilots and is too much for
The union and the company appear deadlocked in the early stages
of negotiations for a new contract.
Pilots agreed to wage concessions in 2003 but now want those
cuts - and more - restored. Company officials say they can't afford
the 52 percent pay raise the union proposed last fall.
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