US Airways flight attendants reach tentative accord, again

Posted: January 25, 2013

US Airways Group Inc. flight attendants, including 2,073 based in Philadelphia, have reached a third tentative contract agreement with management. Members had narrowly voted down the previous offer, 51 percent to 49 percent.

The new agreement, reached under the supervision of the National Mediation Board, provides "immediate economic improvements" and "a process for additional gains through discussions" related to a possible merger with American Airlines, the union said, adding, "Doug Parker's plan for a US Airways-American merger provides the best opportunities for US Airways flight attendants - and we are now poised to make the most out of those opportunities."

A ratification schedule will be set and announced Friday, the statement says.     - Linda Loyd

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