Labor issues loom for US Airways and United

Posted April 13, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.

United-Pilots-Web.jpgUnited Airlines pilots and flight attendants picketing outside a board of directors meeting in 2009. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

From Reuters | Airline industry analysts say that dissatisfied pilots, flight attendants and ground workers are a huge obstacle to the success of a merger between UAL Corp’s United Airlines and U.S. Airways. “If anyone thinks that sitting these groups down together and coming up with a single contract is going to be easy, they’re not reading the tea leaves,” Pat Friend, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, told Reuters. “I’m not even talking about what’s happening with the pilot groups — that’s another train wreck waiting to happen.”

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  1. Uncle Bob April 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Fire all of these Union hacks and hire from the growing ranks of the unemployed…problem solved!

  2. bob's your uncle April 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    You are one retarded fool. Fire all of management and former Bush-era stooges and replace competent workers with common sense… Ual has way too many V.P. positions that are redundant. dmas

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