Sunday, September 21, 2014
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American unions' new best friend: US Airways

For a company that still hasn't fully merged its workforces since it's last acquisition almost seven years ago, the first thought is that this is one determined, single-minded outfit, isn' it? US Airways pulled a rabbit from its hat with the news that it has the support of three of American's unions for a merger of the carriers as AMR comes out of bankruptcy protection. All the details are in a full Inquirer Nussbaum story, reposted here for its archival value. Read into it to see what US Airways' own pilots and flight attendant unions, still waiting on new contracts, as well as American, have to say. Also, here is American's first-quarter earnings report.

American unions' new best friend: US Airways

For a company that still hasn't fully merged its workforces since it's last acquisition almost seven years ago, the first thought is that this is one determined, single-minded outfit, isn' it? US Airways pulled a rabbit from its hat with the news that it has the support of three of American's unions for a merger of the carriers as AMR comes out of bankruptcy protection. All the details are in a full Inquirer Nussbaum story, reposted here for its archival value. Read into it to see what US Airways' own pilots and flight attendant unions, still waiting on new contracts, as well as American, have to say. Also, here is American's first-quarter earnings report.

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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