PSA Pilots Achieve Much-Needed Improvements in New Contract
ALPA’s PSA pilots have ratified the
tentative agreement reached with the management of PSA Airlines, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. With nearly 80 percent of eligible pilots
casting their ballots on Wednesday, 78 percent voted in favor of the new
collective bargaining agreement.
The five-year contract includes quality-of-life gains, pay increases, and
opportunities for PSA pilots to progress to US Airways mainline, while
maintaining important current benefits such as health insurance and retirement.
“With this agreement, we achieved much-needed improvements
for our pilots, while also creating opportunities to help secure a competitive
position for PSA well into the future,” said PSA MEC chairman Capt. Jesse
Coeling. “Since 2009 when we began negotiations, we never wavered in our
commitment to obtaining a contract that provides appropriate compensation for
PSA pilots. After all, their contributions play a major role in making our
airline one of the best performing express operations in the US Airways system.”
The new contract also provides the necessary stability for PSA’s and US
Airways’ continued success going forward. The result of nearly four years of
negotiations, the CBA takes effect on April 1.
Just last Friday, the pilots of fellow US Airways wholly-owned subsidiary
Piedmont ratified their new labor contract.