I mean, it’s not like US Airways has been unable to agree on a contract with their pilots and settle the seniority issue over, say, the last 7 years.
A small group of pilots at AA is making known their concern with a possible merger with US Airways. It seems they figured out that things might not be perfect trying to combine their ranks with a union group that can’t come to an agreement.
Here’s the thing. I’m surprised it took this long for a movement like this to surface. The pilot’s union fired their president a while back when they rejected an offer from AA. That offer was rejected by 61% of the membership. Roughly 3,000 pilots voted in favor. And, while some may have just thought that was the best of a bad lot, at least some of them had to think that throwing themselves at the mercy of US Airways wasn’t their best choice of action.
No idea if they’re right or not, but there’s still a ways to go before this one gets put to bed.