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Historic Alliance Approved

In votes tallied today, America West
customer service representatives overwhelmingly approved the
establishment of the Airline Customer Service Employee Association, a joint
alliance between the Teamsters
and the Communication Workers of America (CWA).The alliance, approved by a 1,321 to 175 tally of Teamster members from
America West, will represent more than 9,000 CSRs at the merged US Airways and
America West.
  “This is fantastic news,” said Dan Vogelgesang, an America West
reservations worker based in Phoenix. “There is power in numbers, and our
alliance with the CWA members at US Airways will have the power of over 9,000
members behind it.”
  “By joining forces with the union representing CSRs at US Airways, we’re
ensuring that they will receive strong representation in the newly merged
airline,” said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa. “This historic
alliance brings to bear the combined power of our two unions.”