More US Airways Staff Ratify Cost-Savings

US Airways’
approximately 5,600 airport customer service and reservations call center
employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA),
today ratified a cost-savings agreement that will reduce US Airways’ costs
by approximately $137 million annually. The bankruptcy court must approve
the new agreement. The agreement passed by a 60 percent margin. US Airways has approximately
3,900 airport customer service employees and approximately 1,700 employees
in reservations in Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem, N.C.

“This ratification is very important to our future success as it shows our
ability to work collaboratively with our employees toward common goals and
solutions. Today, we have drawn much closer to becoming a stronger, more
competitive airline,” said Jerrold A. Glass, US Airways senior vice
president of employee relations. “I applaud our passenger service
employees for making this very difficult decision and ratifying this
agreement.”

US Airways has ratified agreements with the Air Line Pilots Association
and the three units of the Transport Workers Union. A tentative agreement
was reached on Dec. 16, 2004, with the Association of Flight Attendants. A
ratification decision is expected on Jan. 5, 2005. Negotiations continue
with the International Association of Machinists’ mechanics and related,
fleet service workers, and maintenance training specialists.
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