American Airlines' attendants approve contract

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Associated Press

Posted on August 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 19 at 8:00 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Flight attendants at American Airlines are approving a contract offer from the airline, avoiding deep cuts in bankruptcy court.

By voting Sunday to approve the new contract, which includes numerous concessions, the flight attendants stave off the chance that American would impose even deeper cuts in bankruptcy court.

AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, has said the new contract will reduce annual spending by $195 million.

American's pilots recently rejected the company's last contract offer to them. AMR has asked the bankruptcy judge to throw out the pilots' current contract and impose deeper spending cuts.

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