Labor Issues on Tap for U.S. Bankruptcy Commission

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This Reuters Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Robert Keach.

Dec 3 (Reuters) - A commission to explore major changes to U.S. bankruptcy rules said on Monday that labor and benefits will be key issues during a host of public hearings beginning early next year.

The fate of workers "has gotten a lot of attention" in recent high-profile bankruptcies, including those of Hostess Brands Inc. and American Airlines parent AMR Corp, said bankruptcy attorney Robert Keach, the commission's co-chairman.

"We'll be hearing from both labor and management about the way the bankruptcy code treats collective bargaining agreements, pension issues and the like," Keach, of law firm Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson, said on a conference call.

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