US Airways Post-Merger Union Deal Gets Judge's Tentative Nod

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A US Airways Inc. pilots' union may go ahead with a controversial seniority system arising from the airline's recent merger with America West Airlines Inc., but the proposal cannot be fully appraised until a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized, an Arizona federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver said that the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, which represents the pre-merger US Airways pilots, is free to pursue its seniority proposal during bargaining — over the objections of the America West pilots — but...
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