US Airways flight attendants up for strike
Mediators would have to declare an impasse and release the parties from talks in order to begin the countdown to a strike."Other than understandable frustration on the part of the flight attendant group, there's really no near-term implications" of the strike vote, said Robert Mann, an airline consultant based in Port Washington, N.Y.The present US Airways, which has about 6,700 flight attendants, was formed from a 2005 merger with America West Airlines. Flight attendants at the combined carrier have been working under separate contracts for years as their union has negotiated to reach a joint agreement."We don't want to strike," union leaders who represent the former America West and US Airways flight attendants said in a statement on Tuesday. "Profits are soaring, but flight attendants still shoulder the sacrifices forced
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