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Jan 24, 2002
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Subject: CCAir Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Press Release

SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association, International

CCAir Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Union leaders of CCAir pilots,
represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), yesterday
announced that they have reached a new
tentative agreement with the airline's management.

The tentative agreement -- reached as CCAir pilots faced the threat of job
terminations on May 15, 2002, and a July 1, 2002, shutdown of the carrier's
operations -- includes job security provisions and pay
increases over the duration of the five-year deal. The tentative agreement is
now subject to an expedited ratification vote by the pilot membership.

Brian Billups, vice chairman of the ALPA CCAir Master Executive Council (MEC),
stated, ``While the tentative agreement is less than we had hoped for, it
includes several improvements over the previous
proposal that was recently voted down by the CCAir pilots. It also provides
management with the ability to address a number of its financial concerns.''

Despite the fact that the current CCAir pilot contract does not become amendable
under the Railway Labor Act until November 6, 2002, CCAir management reported
economic difficulties that challenge the
viability of the company, and sought contract relief from the 140-member pilot
group. ``CCAir pilots may not stand up and cheer for the terms of this tentative
agreement,'' stated Billups, ``but I believe we all
understand that our job security requires some sacrifice.''

CCAir is a subsidiary of the Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group and operates as a US
Airways Express carrier, based in Charlotte.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world's oldest and largest pilot union,
representing more than 62,000 cockpit crewmembers at 42 airlines in the U.S. and
Canada. Visit the ALPA website at .

SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association, International


Fiduciary responsibility?
Nov 26, 2001
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Good news . . .

So when will the furloughees be recalled? New hiring?
Best of luck to you guys.