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US Airways Dispatchers Ratify Agreement

Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:02 am


ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2004 -- US Airways’ approximately 150 dispatchers, represented by Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 545, today ratified a new cost-savings agreement with an 85 percent vote in favor. The new $4.5 million per year cost-savings agreement becomes effective on Oct 1, 2004, pending approval by the bankruptcy court.

"I am extremely proud of our group for ratifying this agreement. Under the circumstances, it was the absolute right thing to do and we stand ready in support of the company, especially during these difficult times," said Don Wright, president of TWU Dispatchers Local 545.

"We are pleased that our dispatchers chose to ratify this agreement and we appreciate their willingness to participate in the company’s transformation," said Jerrold A. Glass, US Airways senior vice president of employee relations.

In addition to the dispatchers’ ratification, the TWU’s Flight Crew Training Instructors and Flight Simulator Engineers have reached tentative agreements with the company. US Airways continues negotiations this week with the Air Line Pilots Association, Association of Flight Attendants and Communications Workers of America. Talks with the International Association of Machinists are scheduled to resume next week.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.
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RE: US Airways Dispatchers Ratify Agreement

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:33 am

I can tell you that in spite of the schedule change, it is actually a pretty good deal compared to what the other groups are going to get handed to them by the judge. The 10.3% paycut is not all that bad: the next step increases are being honored and that will come in under half a year for most people. 5-2-5-3 is similar to B6's....seems to be the future of the industry anyway. Hopefully this wil be enough to get things going again.
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RE: US Airways Dispatchers Ratify Agreement

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:36 am

5-2-5-3 with 8 hour shifts?

I thought B6 was 4-3 with 10s..
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RE: US Airways Dispatchers Ratify Agreement

Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:21 pm

Last I heard(as in last spring when I visited there), they are on 5-2-5-2...it is possible that they could have changed since then.

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