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DL's Pilots, HQ Agree On Staffing Deal

Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:51 pm

The king of cut and paste returns w/ an exerpt from today's (9/21/2004) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delta Insider:

Delta Air Lines and its pilots reached a deal Monday to prevent staffing problems stemming from a wave of early retirements, an issue the airline has said could force it into bankruptcy court at the end of this month.

The tentative agreement — subject to ratification by rank-and-file pilots — allows Delta to temporarily rehire pilots who retire after month's end to keep certain aircraft flying.

The Air Line Pilots Association set a Sept. 28 deadline for its 7,500 members to vote on the agreement, which includes assurances that pilots' jobs and pensions won't be endangered over the short term.

If approved, the deal will give Delta some breathing room to pursue its financial turnaround plan....


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