US Airways' Piedmont Airlines Pilots Ratify New Contract

Mar 22, 2013, 16:35 ET from US Airways

TEMPE, Ariz., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilots at Piedmont Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways (NYSE: LCC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have voted to ratify a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that was reached on Feb. 1. The new contract was ratified by Piedmont Airlines' 375 ALPA-represented pilots who are based in Charlottesville, Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; New Bern, N.C.; Roanoke, Va. and Salisbury, Md. Details of the agreement will be made available by ALPA. 


"We are very pleased that the Piedmont pilots have voted to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement that recognizes their dedication and contribution to the airline," said Piedmont Airlines President and CEO Steve Farrow. "I would like to thank ALPA leadership, led by Captain Bruce Freedman, chairman of the Piedmont unit of ALPA, for their dedication in support of our professional pilots. I would also like to thank the National Mediation Board and the mediator overseeing our negotiations, Andy Nordgren, for their role in assisting both parties to reach this agreement." 

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