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Airline Executives' Rich Bonuses Rile Pilots Union

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Airline Executives' Rich Bonuses Rile Pilots Union

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Airline Executives' Rich Bonuses Rile Pilots Union

Airline Executives' Rich Bonuses Rile Pilots Union

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American Airlines is in the middle of difficult contract negotiations with its pilots union. Four years ago, the airline's unions took large salary cuts to keep it from going bankrupt. Their sacrifice was instrumental in turning the nation's largest carrier around. But now executives are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses, and that has infuriated the company's rank-and-file employees.