Why United Is Putting Pilots On The Gravy Train

When labor's attempted buyout of United Airlines Inc. collapsed last fall, the company's unions knew that tighter lending practices were largely to blame. But they still were furious with UAL Corp. Chairman Stephen M. Wolf, whom they accused of undermining their bid. The pilots' leader, F. C. "Rick" Dubinsky, swore that he would exact huge wage hikes from United. No way, said Wolf.

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