TEMPE, Ariz., Jun 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) that represents the airline's 164 flight dispatchers. Once ratified by the members of the TWU, the contract will be the second agreement between the airline and flight dispatchers since the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005.
"We are very pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the TWU and thank the union leadership for their dedication and continued partnership with the airline," said US Airways' Vice President Labor Relations Al Hemenway. "This tentative agreement is a win-win for our employees and US Airways as it recognizes the contributions of our professional dispatchers while ensuring US Airways is well positioned for long-term success in a competitive environment."
The TWU will be presenting the details of the tentative agreement to its members for consideration with an endorsement for ratification, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks. Once ratified, the new agreement will extend through June 2015.
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US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,300 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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