OMG: American Mechanics Union Threatens “Bloody” Battle

Yesterday I wrote about how American Airlines filed an injunction against TWU-IAM, the union representing their mechanics.

According to American’s management, the union has tried to “illegally gain leverage in contract negotiations by directing a coordinated and deliberate illegal slowdown focused on the maintenance operation.”

American claims that customers have been impacted by 650 cancellations and more than 1,500 maintenance delays as a result of this slowdown, and that the odds of this being random are less than one in a billion.