Teamsters protest Frontier bid to cancel labor contract

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters says a Frontier Airlines plan to end its labor contract and outsource maintenance is a union-busting ploy that will not provide enough savings to allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection. "Frontier is abusing the bankruptcy process for the exact purpose prohibited by Congress -- as an excuse to rid itself of the union and of contract provisions that it perceives as undesirable," the union said in court papers filed Monday. Company lawyers contend that without cuts in labor and other non-fuel costs, "Frontier has little hope of survival."

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