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Pilots say American wants to resume contract talks

DALLAS — There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots.

The pilots’ union said Tuesday that American senior vice president Denise Lynn wrote to the union asking to resume negotiations on a new labor contract.

Pilots are angry that American set new pay and work rules, which could lead to outsourcing more flying to other airlines.

American has been plagued by cancelations and delays since a federal bankruptcy judge let the airline throw out the pilots’ old contract this month.

Allied Pilots Association spokesman Gregg Overman says the union board will meet Wednesday, and there’s no timetable yet for resuming contract talks.

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