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Transport Workers Union's Statement on Antitrust Settlement

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    Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News
    A model aircraft showing the new livery of American Airlines.

    The following information is a news release from the Transport Workers Union related to the settlement between the Department of Justice and American Airlines and US Airways.

    Statement by Transport Workers Union of America
    Air Transport Director Garry Drummond
    The Settlement between American Airlines, US Airways and the U.S. Department of Justice

    We’re pleased that an agreement between American Airlines, US Airways and the Department of Justice has been reached.  The DoJ’s actions in recent weeks were the equivalent of hitting a pause button on workers’ wages, benefits and job security.
    Today’s announcement will allow TWU members at American Airlines to gain long-delayed raises. Negotiations for our members at US Airways have been in limbo as a result of the DoJ’s actions, those talks can now move forward.  We also can begin to move forward on working out final details related to combining the two airlines’ work groups.
    As a result of today’s announcement, the merger will now move forward, but many critical details related to airline workers remain to be addressed. We’re not done yet.

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