Pilots union poised to strike at American Airlines if the carrier moves to impose any terms of the airline’s proposed labour contract. A strike cannot legally occur until the National Mediation Board (NMB) declares that the company and union are at an impasse in bargaining, which starts a 30-day period before any strike or lockout can occur. The NMB has not yet made such a determination, and that federal agency usually seeks to avoid a strike if at all possible. American has re-filed a motion to request that the bankruptcy court give its permission for the airline to reject its

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