US Airways' Piedmont Airlines Pilots Ratify New Contract

Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:35pm EDT

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TEMPE, Ariz.,  March 22, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Pilots at Piedmont Airlines, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways (NYSE: LCC), represented by the Air Line
Pilots Association (ALPA), have voted to ratify a new five-year collective
bargaining agreement that was reached on  Feb. 1. The new contract was ratified
by Piedmont Airlines' 375 ALPA-represented pilots who are based in 
Charlottesville, Va.;  Harrisburg, Pa.;  New Bern, N.C.;  Roanoke, Va.  and 
Salisbury, Md.  Details of the agreement will be made available by ALPA. 


"We are very pleased that the  Piedmont  pilots have voted to ratify the new
collective bargaining agreement that recognizes their dedication and
contribution to the airline," said Piedmont Airlines President and CEO  Steve
Farrow. "I would like to thank ALPA leadership, led by Captain  Bruce Freedman,
chairman of the  Piedmont  unit of ALPA, for their dedication in support of our
professional pilots. I would also like to thank the National Mediation Board and
the mediator overseeing our negotiations,  Andy Nordgren, for their role in
assisting both parties to reach this agreement."   

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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,  Phoenix  and  Washington, D.C. 
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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