Class Of US Airways Pilots Certified In Union Spat

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has certified a class of former America West Airlines Inc. pilots in a suit they brought against their union for allegedly failing to represent them fairly when West Airlines was acquired by US Airways Inc. and the two airlines merged their seniority lists.

Judge Neil V. Wake, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, ruled Tuesday that the proposed class of about 1,700 pilots met the requirements for preliminary certification, rejecting arguments by the U.S. Airline Pilots Association that individual...
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