US Airways’ pilots deny they are in a slowdown

US Airways’ (Phoenix) pilots yesterday rejected the company’s accusations that it was encouraging an illegal work slowdown, resulting in more flight and baggage delays and increased cancellations according to this report by Reuters.

US Airways had filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to halt an “unlawful pilot slowdown campaign”. The pilots have expressed their feelings about the slow pace of negotiations.

Despite the merger, US Airways remains in reality two airlines – with two pilot labor groups and two fleets (East and West) that cannot be intermingled.

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