The airline reached agreements with three bargaining groups of US Airways employees represented by the unions. A majority of the 11,000 ramp workers, mechanics, and maintenance instructors have to ratify the three-year agreements.
The new agreements give substantial wage increases and improvements to job security according to the union.
American Airlines is starting to work on reaching joint-labor agreements with American and US Airways employees. Joint agreements will let the company move employees between American and US Airways after it receives a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.