MACHINISTS UNION TO US AIRWAYS: CONTRACTS FIRST, MERGER SECOND

     (The following press release from Intl. Association of Machinists and 
Aerospace Workers was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
Contact:
Joseph Tiberi, IAMAW
301 967 4552 (office)
301 529 9341 (cell)
jtiberi@iamaw.org 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Machinists Union to US Airways: Contracts First, Merger Second 
Washington D.C., February 14, 2013 – The International Association of 
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today declared renewed contracts for its 
US Airways members must be concluded before the IAM is willing to support the 
merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 
“IAM members at US Airways need and deserve contracts now,” said IAM District 
141 President Rich Delaney. “The Machinists Union will not allow US Airways to 
stall our members’ contract negotiations while it devotes its attention to 
merging with American Airlines. The IAM is prepared to support this merger only 
if it provides real value to employees.” 
“The IAM has been in negotiations with US Airways to amend existing contracts 
for approximately two years,” said IAM District 142 President Tom Higginbotham. 
“US Airways, however, has been more concerned with courting American Airlines 
than negotiating with its own employees." 
While US Airways and American Airlines today declared their intention to merge, 
the pairing still faces many obstacles, including  shareholder and regulatory 
approval.  
The IAM is the world’s largest airline union and its Air Transport Districts 
141 and 142 represent more than 14,000 Mechanics and Related, Fleet Service, 
Maintenance Instructors and Stockroom employees at US Airways, making it the 
largest union at the airline. More information about the Machinists Union and 
the proposed merger is available at www.usaaamerger.com. 
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