Management to blame

Posted Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Letter writer Mike Morgan could not be more wrong in his Thursday assessment of American Airlines labor unions.

It was greedy, inept corporate management that lead American to bankruptcy, and it was the continuing, decades-long sacrifices of the American Airlines labor groups that facilitated the management change and emergence from bankruptcy.

Gerard Arpey was richly rewarded for his buffoonery and Tom Horton appeared on the scene long enough to hand over the keys and walk away with his millions.

Meanwhile, the people that make American Airlines, the employees, are left to carry on the business of running the airline.

That company has been a ship without a rudder since Bob Crandall retired, but unfortunately it was he who planted the seeds of the cancer that American became.

— John Byers, Keller

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