US AIRWAYS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REVIEWING TERMS OF DOJ SETTLEMENT

     (The following press release from the Association of Flight Attendants was 
received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
US AIRWAYS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REVIEWING TERMS OF DOJ SETTLEMENT  
Hopeful Merger Continues to Provide Opportunities for Frontline Workers 
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing 
US Airways Flight Attendants, today issued the following statement from AFA US 
Airways president Roger Holmin after the United States Department of Justice 
(DOJ) announced a settlement with US Airways/American Airlines. The resolution 
of the anti-trust lawsuit will now be submitted to Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane 
for approval. 
“AFA is carefully reviewing the terms of this agreement to ensure that the 
merger continues to provide a positive future for US Airways Flight Attendants. 
Today’s settlement is a tribute to the powerful advocacy of Flight Attendants 
and other workers who tirelessly encouraged the DOJ to discuss viable options 
that would allow for the completion of the world’s largest airline. 
“US Airways Flight Attendants continue to back the merger as long as it 
supports the opportunities and benefits we have worked long and hard to 
achieve.  To that end, AFA has proposed a process for negotiating a Flight 
Attendant agreement which ensures 24,000 Flight Attendants at the merged 
carrier fully share in the benefits of the merger. AFA also remains committed 
to working with our counterparts at American Airlines on developing a 
harmonious integration for Flight Attendants so as to avoid a representation 
election. 
“Flight Attendants at US Airways, through our hard work and sacrifices, helped 
make this merger possible. When the anti-trust lawsuit threatened the 
opportunity to realize the benefits of the merger, we stood together with other 
frontline workers and took the case of our colleagues and families directly to 
lawmakers and DOJ. We have demonstrated what we can accomplish by working 
together and we intend to redouble our efforts to ensure Flight Attendants 
achieve the best contract at the world’s largest airline.” 
(rml) NY