Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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American gets a tentative labor deal done

American Airlines, the only major legacy U.S. carrier that has not used bankruptcy to lower its labor costs, says that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Transport Worker's Union, representing its ground-service workers. This is an example of the kind of deal that money-losing AA needs in order to compete effectively with the others. Read more from the airline's hometown paper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, at this link.

American gets a tentative labor deal done

American Airlines, the only major legacy U.S. carrier that has not used bankruptcy to lower its labor costs, says that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Transport Worker's Union, representing its ground-service workers. This is an example of the kind of deal that money-losing AA needs in order to compete effectively with the others. Read more from the airline's hometown paper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, at this link.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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