Date: 08 Dec 96 04:12:32 From: JW6191A@american.edu (John Witherspoon) Organization: The American University References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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In article <airliners.1996.2690@ohare.Chicago.COM> Joseph Edward Nemec <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >John Witherspoon wrote: > >> Moreover, if I recall correctly, the USAirways order hinges on >> Wolf extracting wage concessions from the company's union employees. >> If Wolf can't pull that off, the deal is off, as I understand it. > >Are you sure that you aren't confusing this with the American Airlines >Boeing order? That is contingent upon the pilot's union ratifying >their new contract with AA. (I suspect that the order is a done deal) No. According to the November 13 Washington Post, "[USAir's] contract with Airbus Industrie stipulates that [USAir] can withdraw without penalty if Wolf's team decides the airline is not financially competitive." It also quotes Wolf as saying, "If we are not cost- competitive [as the result of a labor agreement], we can tear up the contract."