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Six years later, US Airways, pilots still at odds

For many years, US Airways had some of the worst labor-management relations in any industry -- and when you're talking airlines, that's saying something. The issue today, just shy of six years since America West bought US Airways in bankruptcy, is that the airline and its pilots union still haven't agreed on a new contract that would allow the merger of the pilot workforces of what had been two carriers, and the union's reaction to the situation. The company last week sued the pilots union, alleging the fliers were staging an illegal work slowdown. Read more about it here ....

Six years later, US Airways, pilots still at odds

For many years, US Airways had some of the worst labor-management relations in any industry -- and when you're talking airlines, that's saying something. The issue today, just shy of six years since America West bought US Airways in bankruptcy, is that the airline and its pilots union still haven't agreed on a new contract that would allow the merger of the pilot workforces of what had been two carriers, and the union's reaction to the situation. The company last week sued the pilots union, alleging the fliers were staging an illegal work slowdown. Read more about it here .... 

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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