DALLAS (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge is blocking American Airlines from temporarily setting pay and contract rules for its pilots.
The judge ruled Wednesday that American could not reject a contract it negotiated in 2003 and impose its own terms on pilots. American wanted to cancel the contract to cut costs as it rebuilds in bankruptcy protection.
The ruling means that American and the Allied Pilots Association will likely resume negotiations. Pilots voted down the company's latest offer last week.
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