Rich Delaney USAIR Update 11/12/2013

Rich Delaney, 12 November , 2013:
US Airways Update:
US Airways and American Airlines announced their settlement with the
Department of Justice and the Attorneys General of several states that was
preventing the planned merger of the two airlines from going forward.
Today’s announcement clears the way for the final approvals of the merger
mainly the bankruptcy court, with a final determination expected in De- cember, 2013.
The settlement with the government agencies includes the loss of depar- tures in LGA and DCA and the loss of gates at BOS, ORD, LAX, DAL, and
MIA. The company announcement acknowledged that this agreement may
cause disruption of employment in some stations but they have commit- ted that opportunities in other stations would be provided to any effected
This announcement does not change but rather emphasizes the position
of the IAM. We believe that the most important element of a successful
merger is solid, positive labor relations; which can only be achieved by
negotiating progressive contracts. As we reenter negotiations next week
with US Airways our position will be just that – Contract Now.