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American Airlines asks court to end 'devastating' slowdown by unions


FILE PHOTO: American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets sit parked at a facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., May 10, 2019. Photo taken May 10, 2019. American Airlines/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc on Friday asked a federal court to quickly halt an alleged illegal slowdown by mechanics’ unions that has become “devastating” to the airline’s operations.

The world’s largest airline by passenger traffic urged the court to order the unions to stop interfering with the airline’s operations, three weeks after it had filed a complaint and preliminary injunction motion against them.

The unions ...


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