ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2002—US Airways reached a tentative agreement today with the Communications Workers of America (CWA), which represents approximately 8,000 reservations and airport ticketing and gate personnel.
The tentative agreement requires ratification by the CWA membership. Votes are expected to be tallied no later than Sept. 17, 2002.
“This has been a difficult process, yet US Airways and the CWA together have worked to reach an agreement that meets the target cost reductions,” said Jerry A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations. “We thank the CWA’s leadership and recognize the significance of the sacrifices we are asking our employees to make.”
Glass said that US Airways will ask the U.S. bankruptcy court for a short delay from its request to seek relief from the CWA’s existing contract to allow for an expedited ratification.
US Airways currently has restructuring plan agreements in place with its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association; flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants; simulator engineers, dispatchers, and the flight crew training instructors, each represented by the Transport Workers Union; fleet service workers, represented by International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 141; and maintenance training specialists, also represented by the IAM.