The Usair Chairman Wasn't Pushed

In "Brawl in the cockpit at USAir" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Sept. 25), your writer misrepresented my comments about Seth E. Schofield and the job he has done as chairman. I specifically said that no one on the board encouraged him to retire and that it was his decision alone, with the board ultimately acquiescing. Under Schofield, the company has reduced costs, and his actions played a major role in recent profitability. The job (cost reduction) is only half done. It is up to the workforce to reduce employment costs so we are no longer the highest-cost U.S. carrier--if we are to have the long-term viability that Schofield, the board, our stockholders, and employees want.

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