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United Machinists to Oppose Pay Cuts

From Reuters

Union machinists for United Airlines will challenge in court the company’s attempt to impose a 13% temporary pay cut, a lawyer for the group said. United parent UAL Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Dec. 9.

Unions representing pilots, flight attendants, flight dispatchers and meteorologists have tentatively agreed to accept stiff pay cuts. However, the International Assn. of Machinists, which represents mechanics and other workers, rejected the cuts, prompting United to seek court permission to impose them.


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