US Airways And Association Of Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:58pm EST

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TEMPE, Ariz.,  Jan. 24, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today
announced that it has reached a new tentative agreement on a collective
bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), which
represents the airline's 6,800 mainline flight attendants. Details of the
agreement will be made available by AFA.


"We are very pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with our flight
attendants. This achievement reflects the professionalism and hard work over
several years by negotiators for AFA and US Airways and I want to thank the
union leadership and negotiating committee for their dedication in support of
our flight attendants," said  Doug Parker, US Airways chairman and CEO. "We
would also like to express our appreciation to the National Mediation Board,
Board Member Linda Puchala, Mediator Jim Mackenzie, US Airways AFA leaders 
Deborah Volpe  and  Roger Holmin  and the International AFA leadership, for
their work in reaching this agreement."           

If ratified, the tentative agreement would cover the airline's 6,800 mainline
flight attendants, who are based in US Airways' three hub cities of  Phoenix, 
Philadelphia  and  Charlotte, N.C., and in its  Washington, D.C.  focus city.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more
than 3,000 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S.,  Canada, 
Mexico,  Europe, the  Middle East, the  Caribbean, Central and  South America.
The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates
the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star
Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to
1,329 airports in 194 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. Aviation Week
and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating
outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations.
Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets employer in 2011
and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, 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. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human
Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The
Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and
policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers.
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