The Allied Pilots Association, which represents some 15,000 American Airlines aviators, said in a message to pilots last week that its board unanimously approved a motion for the union to prepare an application for National Mediation Board intervention in its talks with the company, though it had not filed as of Monday afternoon.
The union’s potential request that the National Mediation Board intervene comes more than three months after American CEO Robert Isom offered pilots 17% raises in a new contract proposal.
Several groups have already turned to mediation. Pilots for those carriers have been picketing in recent months.
Compensation and some working conditions are among issues still up in the air with American, APA spokesman Dennis Tajer said.
American didn’t immediately comment. The carrier reports quarterly results and its demand outlook before the market opens on Thursday.