American Airlines Tells Pilots To End Disruptions

DALLAS (September 27, 2012)--American Airlines says if pilots don't end the actions that are disrupting its flights, it will take the union to court.

American says increased sick days and maintenance complaints by pilots have caused a spike in canceled and delayed flights in September.

The airline says it believes pilots are protesting against the company's decision, while under bankruptcy protection, to cancel the union's contract and set pay and work rules for pilots.

The Allied Pilots Association denies there is an organized sickout or slowdown, and instead blames the flight problems on a shortage of pilots and old planes that have frequent maintenance needs.

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