TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced that it has reached a new tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Airline Customer Service Employee Association, an alliance between the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the two unions that represent the airline's 6,500 passenger service employees and reservation agents. Details of the agreement will be made available by CWA and IBT.
"We are very pleased that we have reached a tentative agreement with our passenger service and reservation employees, the airline's largest group of customer contact employees," said US Airways Vice President, Labor Relations Al Hemenway. "I'd like to thank the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for their dedication to representing our employees and for their tireless efforts to conclude an agreement that recognizes the hard work and professionalism of our employees."
CWA and IBT will be presenting the details of the tentative agreement to their members for consideration. Once ratified, the new agreement will be in place for 18 months.About US Airways US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best for Vets employer for the past three years. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG) -FLY with US- SOURCE US Airways