US Airways reaches union agreement

US Airways and the Transport Workers Union have reached a final single labor agreement
moving pre-merger America West flight simulator engineers to the contract
covering pre-merger US Airways employees.The agreement, covering 45 employees, was signed last week, and details
are being communicated by union representatives to their members.  The
agreement sets forth processes and timelines for transitioning pre-merger
America West simulator engineers to the pre-merger US Airways agreement.

  “Each agreement that we reach moves us closer to our goal of operating a
single airline with unified contracts,” said Al Hemenway, vice president of
labor relations.

  The company reached unified agreements last year with the Airline Customer
Service Employee Association, an alliance between the Communication Workers of
America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the two
unions that represent the airline’s 7,700 passenger service employees and
reservations agents.  A unified contract also was forged with the TWU for

  Hemenway said talks continue on unified agreements for pilots, flight
attendants, mechanics and fleet service employees.