US Airways In Cost Saving Agreement

US Airways’ flight crew training instructors, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), today ratified their agreement on the company’s restructuring plan.

Tentative agreements for the three TWU groups—flight crew training instructors, simulator engineers and dispatchers—were reached in mid-December. The simulator engineers ratified their agreement last Friday and the dispatchers are expected to vote on the tentative agreement by early next week.

“This is yet another example of the commitment our employees have to the long-term success of US Airways. Together we have taken another step in the right direction,” said Jerry A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations.

The US Airways Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Master Executive Council (MEC), with approximately 4,000 members, ratified their tentative cost-savings agreement on Dec. 14, 2002. Since then, tentative agreements have been reached with all other labor unions. In addition to ALPA and TWU, US Airways employees are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), with approximately 7,500 members; the Communications Workers of America (CWA), with approximately 6,300 members (representing reservations sales representatives; airport ticket counter and gate agents); the International Association of Machinists (IAM), with approximately 11,100 members (Locals 141 and 141-M, representing fleet service workers and mechanics and related), and the TWU. All other labor groups are expected to vote on their agreements by Jan. 10, 2003.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Communications at (703) 872-5100.