Re: Airbus on a roll

Date:         08 Dec 96 04:12:32 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>> Both deals include a similar contingency clause.  A huge difference
>> is that AA had completed a proposal, which was approved by the pilots'
>> union board shortly after the Boeing deal was announced, whereas
>> USAirways had very little other than some discussions with the union.

>But the members of the pilot's union still has to ratify the contract,
>don't they?

Yes, they do, but the board is endorsing it, which presumably provides
some encouragement for the rank-and-file to ratify it.  That's a lot
better than not even having an agreement to vote on.

>Anyone know when the vote is?

This month, according to AA's press release announcing the Boeing deal.

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