A Tulsa Regional Chamber member told Channel 8 Saturday, the agreement between American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association is "a shallow sigh of relief."
VP of Economic Development, Jim Fram, said the agreement was the supposed last hurdle in American Airlines' bankruptcy reorganization.
74 percent of the pilots union voted in favor of the agreement.
A representative from the local Transport Workers Union told Channel 8 in a statement, "The nine labor contracts at American Airlines have now been ratified. The TWU negotiated 'Me Too' clauses in all seven of the contracts with the American Airlines. We will gather information in order to do a valuation of the APA's contract for the 'Me Too' clause."
This comes as American Airlines and US Airways are in talks about a possible merger.
"We know that the company officials have signed nondisclosure agreements. They've had discussions. But beyond that, we don't know a lot of details," said Fram, "Obviously, we're very anxious to see the company come out as a whole company and retain as many of those 7,000 jobs here in the Tulsa region as we can."
Regardless of whether or not the merger happens, Fram anticipates growth.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:31:23 GMT
HOT SPRINGS - A 1997 Ford pickup was pulling a Buick Park Avenue on a utility trailer eastbound on Albert Pike Road Tuesday afternoon when the car came off the trailer and flipped upside down.More >>
HOT SPRINGS - A 1997 Ford pickup was pulling a Buick Park Avenue on a utility trailer eastbound on Albert Pike Road Tuesday afternoon when the car came off the trailer and flipped upside down near the entrance to the Atrium Retirement Community.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:25:43 GMT
CONWAY (Log Cabin Democrat) - A monkey made its way through parts of Conway for a short time Tuesday afternoon after escaping from a veterinarian clinic. Conway Police were able to track down the monkeyMore >>
A monkey escapes from a vet for a short time in Conway. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:28 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:28:42 GMT
Catholic High is undergoing some upgrades this summer. Demolition is going on in the hallways to make for new technology. Principal Steve Straessle said while there's no replacement for good teachingMore >>
Construction crews are adding new windows and doors as well as demolishing some of the hallways to make way for new technology.
Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.More >>
A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy conditions in much of Colorado and elsewhere in the West made it easy for fires to start and spread.More >>