Infuriated by American Airlines' concealment of major new executive perks until after pilots voted to accept major concessions to keep the airline afloat (see WIT for April 17 and 18, 2003), the pilots union has made removal of CEO Donald Carty a condition for agreeing to the concessions. Accusing M. Carty of being completely "out of touch with . . . his own people," the Allied Pilots Association (APA) has made it clear that Carty's repeated apologies for a "big mistake" are not enough to restore the trust and hope of workers. While the APA has decided not to hold a revote as the flight attendants union and the Transport Workers Union intend to do (see WIT for April 22, 2003), the APA governing board is debating whether or not to authorize the union's president to sign the concessions.