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American Airlines Pilots Back Union President

Allied Pilots Association elects Keith Wilson over Tom Westbrook

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    American Airlines pilots re-elected Keith Wilson as their union president for three years. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

    The president of the union representing American Airlines pilots has been elected to a full three-year term.

    The Allied Pilots Association said Friday that Keith Wilson received 2,715 votes and Tom Westbrook got 2,305 votes in a runoff election.

    Wilson became acting president in August 2012 when the union board asked his predecessor, David Bates, to resign after pilots rejected a labor contract that Bates supported. Wilson continued Bates' support for the merger of Fort Worth-based American and US Airways.

    Neil Roghair, who's chairman of the union's negotiating committee, was elected vice president, and Pam Torell was elected secretary-treasurer.

    The union represents about 10,000 pilots.

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