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02/17/2013

...U.S. CEO. Parker attracts comparisons to Herb Kelleher, the whiskey-drinking, cigarette-puffing lawyer who helped found Southwest Airlines. "Doug can be Kelleheresque when it's appropriate," said Henri Courpron, a former Airbus North America CEO and now CEO...

02/17/2013

This week, the parties met in Chicago to continue Phase 1 (non economic) reconciliation talks on a joint combined collective bargaining agreement. With a few remaining reconciliation issues that may require further discussion, next week a small group from the Teamster committee will focus on constructing and tightening language to reflect the agreements reached in committee discussions. That language will then be available for analysis, review and edits by the entire committee the following week prior to moving forward.

02/17/2013

...Connection and US Airways Express under code-sharing arrangements. A flight operated by regional carrier Colgan Air for Continental Airlines under the name Continental Express crashed in February 2009 near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people. After that crash,...

02/17/2013

This week the parties met in Chicago to round out Phase 1 – (non economic) reconciliation talks. The process of Phase 2 is expected to begin on schedule in early March, dealing with the economic portions of the agreement including pay, job protections, and benefits such as pension and medical options.

02/17/2013

...its shift from regional to national carrier, the airline changed its name to USAir. The biggest growth came in 1987 when Piedmont Airlines, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., was acquired. It did not go smoothly. Piedmont was a Southern airline. Most of US Airways...

02/17/2013

...Workers Union, who lobbied for the deal to bring new leaders to the bankrupt air carrier, negotiated a tentative deal with US Airways in January that would give workers a 4.3 percent pay raise when the deal closes. The signatures calling for a new election...

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