Former TWA pilot wins lawsuit and receives 53 million US dollars

The case stemmed from American's 2001 acquisition of TWA, which was then in bankruptcy.

Former TWA pilot wins lawsuit and receives 53 million US dollars

The case stemmed from American’s 2001 acquisition of TWA, which was then in bankruptcy. The Allied Pilots Association, which represented American’s pilots, put many of the TWA pilots at the bottom of a new seniority list and they were laid off after the downturn in travel following the September 2011 terror attacks. The TWA pilots were represented by ALPA.

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The settlement by the Air Line Pilots Association, or ALPA, will go to a federal judge in New Jersey for approval.

The nation’s biggest pilots’ union has agreed to pay $53 million to end a lawsuit by former TWA pilots who said the union didn’t do enough to protect their seniority rights after American Airlines bought Trans World Airlines.

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