Delta Attorney Calls For Pay Cuts For Pilots

Law360, New York (March 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Firing off the first day of arbitration hearings, a lawyer representing Delta Air Lines Inc. wasted no time in asking the panel to void the collective bargaining deal of Delta’s pilots and to allow Delta to impose its long-term pay and benefits cuts of up to $325 million.

Before a three-member panel at a downtown Washington hotel, lawyer Jack Gallagher argued that Delta’s 6,000 pilots need to sacrifice to help the airline rise out of bankruptcy and that the airline has already reduced costs for other...
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