ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2002—US Airways` Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America, Locals 545 and 546, representing the flight dispatchers and simulator engineers respectively, today ratified agreements on the Company`s restructuring plan.
The dispatchers voted 133:12 to ratify their agreement and the simulator engineers ratified their agreement by a 33:13 vote.
“It is clear by this vote that the TWU`s membership shares our resolve in making the sacrifices needed to return this Company to profitability and we applaud that decision,” said Jerry A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations.
US Airways` pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, and flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants, have ratified their restructuring plan agreements. The Company has reached tentative agreements with the TWU`s flight crew training instructors. US Airways` machinists and fleet service workers, represented by the International Association of Machinists, are expected to vote on the Company`s proposal by Aug. 28, 2002. No agreement has yet been reached with the Communications Workers of America.
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