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American Airlines employees protest in front of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Monday, April 23, 2012 in New York. American Airlines is in federal court Monday to convince a bankruptcy judge that to survive, it must break labor agreements that workers fought decades to win. American wants to eliminate 13,000 union jobs, freeze or terminate pension plans, curb health benefits, reduce time off, and impose many other cuts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ORG XMIT: NYML101