Delta, Pilots Reach Tentative Deal In Surprise Roundabout

Law360, New York (April 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Narrowly averting—at least for the moment—what would have been a crippling strike, Delta Air Lines and its pilots union have reached a tentative deal on pay and benefit cuts, although the carrier’s future remains shaky, with liquidation a lingering possibility.

Details of the tentative agreement were not released, but the proposed deal is expected to be presented to the union’s governing body, the Delta MEC, in upcoming weeks.

The agreement will then be presented to the pilot body for a vote. If ratified, it will be...
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