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American Air Union TWU Calls for New Vote
Monday April 21, 5:58 pm ET
DALLAS (Reuters) - The union that represents mechanics and ground workers at American Airlines said on Monday it wanted a new vote on a concession pact it ratified last week.
"American was guilty of a material breach of its obligation to provide relevant information," said Jim Little, a senior member of the Transport Workers Union, in a communication with members on the union''s Web site.
"The only way to assure credibility is to allow a full re-vote with the full membership knowledge of all relevant company actions," Little said.
The three major unions at American, a division of AMR Corp. (NYSE:AMR
), have expressed outrage at news last week of special pension funding -- that would be paid even in bankruptcy -- for senior management. The plans included in a federal filing came out just as workers agreed to deals that would slash pay for most groups by 15 to 23 percent and bring thousands of layoffs.