US Airways, Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Deal

US Airways Group Inc. says it has a tentative agreement with negotiators for the union representing 6,700 flight attendants across its main network.

The agreement, if approved, will bring the workers together for the first time since US Airways combined with America West in 2005. They've been working under separate contracts.

Details of the deal were not disclosed. The company and the thousands of in-flight crew had been negotiating with the help of a federal mediator.

The flight attendants are based in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C. and Washington D.C.

The Association of Flight Attendants Master Executive Counsel must approve the tentative agreement before it can be sent to its members for a vote. That's expected to happen in the next few weeks.

The tentative deal does not include US Airways Express flight attendants.


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  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    Unions are a cancer.
  • by ECU students on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    here is an agreement, fire them all and higher people that will be greatful to have a job. These people are already way overpaid, when all they do is show you how to fasten your seatbelt, and hand you a drink. Anyone could do their job.
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      by Saber on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM in reply to ECU students
      Except in situations like US Airways 1549 when the Flight Attendants whose job it is to "show you how to fasten your seatbelt, and hand you a drink" safely evacuated 150 passengers in the middle of a icy river with no more warning than "Brace for Impact." These people are way overpaid is also a thing of the past. The major airlines negotiated significant pay cuts with the Pilots and FA's in order to stay solvent after 9/11, and even then, that wasn't enough. Show me a list of people who are willing to work for 15 hours but only be paid for 7 of those hours, while being away from home for 4 days at a time. I am not a union fan, but both Pilots and FA's have a high stress job and have made plenty of pay and benefits concessions, seen their pensions and retirements get eliminated in bankruptcy court and then have to keep a smile on their face all the while dealing with their own company resisting to restore some of their benefits and dealing with hundreds of people daily. Without the unions in this industry, you would have pilots and FA's who are forced to fly with little to no rest, for a terrible wage and still be responsible for the safe transport of millions of people daily.
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