US Airways Says Seniority Dispute Belongs In Arbitration

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT) -- U.S. Airways Inc. told an Arizona federal judge Friday that part of a lawsuit contesting how pilots' seniority status will be integrated after the company’s merger with American Airlines Inc. constitutes a “minor dispute” and belongs in arbitration.

U.S. Airways asked the court to dismiss a claim from the pilot's suit alleging the company breached a prior transition agreement with them, citing a prior decision in a case arising from U.S. Airways’ 2005 merger with America West Airlines Inc. 

“Under the Railway Labor Act, any dispute...
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