Independence Air reaches tentative agreement with aircraft mechanics and flight attendants

FLYi, Inc., parent of Independence Air, which had previously filed for chapter 11, has reached a tentative agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that would enact new wage rates and work rules for Independence Air mechanics. The company and AMFA have been negotiating, under supervision of the National Mediation Board, since June 2002. The agreement is subject to membership ratification, as part of a process that will begin shortly.

The company also reached agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers of America (AFA-CWA) to changes in pay rates and work rules, subject to membership ratification. The agreement has been designed to assist the company as part of its ongoing restructuring process by making certain modifications to the existing Flight Attendant Collective Bargaining Agreement. The ratification process will begin shortly.

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