CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Union: American, US Airways Execs Meet With Pilots

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

FORT WORTH (AP) – Top leaders at American Airlines, US Airways, and their pilot unions are meeting to discuss a merger, one of the unions said.

The Allied Pilots Association at American Airlines disclosed the meetings in a hotline message to members Wednesday. The message said the meetings are ongoing and include management from both airlines.

The discussions are aimed at agreeing on a “memorandum of understanding” that would be a preliminary agreement for an eventual pilot contract if a merger happens, the message said. Pilot contracts are one of the most difficult parts of an airline merger.

US Airways has said publicly that it wants a merger with American while it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. Executives at American have said they want to look at possible mergers after they emerge from bankruptcy.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,247 other followers