US Airways and Association of Flight Attendants reach tentative agreement

30th Jan 2012
US Airways and Association of Flight Attendants reach tentative agreement
US Airways today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), which represents the airline's 6,700 mainline flight attendants. Details of the agreement will be made available by AFA.

"We are very pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the AFA and thank the union leadership for their dedication in support of our flight attendants," said Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO.

"We want to express our appreciation to the National Mediation Board and our mediator Jim MacKenzie, for his instrumental role in helping both parties reach a successful conclusion to our mediated negotiation sessions," said Al Hemenway, US Airways' vice president, Labor.  "I would also like to thank the leadership of AFA for their hard work in helping us reach a tentative agreement with our exceptional flight attendants."

The AFA Master Executive Counsel's (MEC's) must first approve the tentative agreement before it can be sent to its members for consideration.  This first step is expected to take place in the coming weeks.  The tentative agreement would cover the airline's 6,700 mainline flight attendants, who are based in US Airways' three hub cities of Phoenix, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and in its Washington D.C. focus city.

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