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US Airways ALPA Membership to See Deal

The US Airways unit of
the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) today passed a resolution that would
send the tentative agreement reached with the company to its membership for a
ratification vote.  The agreement, if ratified, will save US Airways $300
million annually.“We have enormous respect for Capt. Bill Pollock and the MEC for their
leadership and good judgment in passing a resolution that allows our pilots a
choice in the direction of this company,” said Bruce R. Lakefield, US Airways
president and chief executive officer.  “I believe that every employee at US
Airways wants to see this company prosper, and this resolution moves us closer
to that goal.”
  ALPA’s negotiating committee reached a tentative cost-savings agreement
with US Airways on Oct. 1, 2004.  Two of the Transport Workers Union (TWU)
units, the dispatchers and flight crew training instructors ratified their
cost-savings agreements.  The TWU’s simulator engineers have reached a
tentative agreement with the company and are in the ratification process.  US
Airways continued negotiations this week with the Association of Flight
Attendants and Communications Workers of America.  Talks with the
International Association of Machinists resumed earlier today.