The Communications Workers of America (CWA), which represents approximately 8,000 reservations and airport ticketing and gate workers, today ratified the tentative agreement on the Company’s restructuring. The agreement, which is retroactive to July 1, 2002, was ratified by a 75 percent margin.
US Airways reached the tentative agreement with the CWA on Sept. 6, 2002.
“We are extremely pleased with the decision of our employees to willingly support the Company’s restructuring plan and we applaud them for sharing in the sacrifices necessary to restore our Company to financial health,” said Jerry A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations. “We also appreciate the efforts of the CWA leadership during this difficult period.”
US Airways 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.
US Airways’ mechanics and related personnel, also members of the IAM are expected to announce the results of their members vote later today or early tomorrow.
Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.