Pilots union case against US Airways dismissed

Judge says union didn’t adequately show the airline failed to bargain in good faith

US Airways Group Inc. won an early battle yesterday against its pilots union, but a New York judge left the door for further litigation slightly ajar. The airline won dismissal of a lawsuit by the US Airline Pilots Association, which claimed the carrier violated federal labor law.

The union alleged US Airways didn’t comply with the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline union relations, when it changed contract provisions and failed to make reasonable efforts to negotiate a new pact.

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