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Delta's Pilots Union Says It Has A New Deal

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Rich Thomaselli | June 05, 2015

Delta's Pilots Union Says It Has A New Deal

Apparently, there will be no need for 11th-hour deal-making between Delta Air Lines and its pilots union.

After only starting talks in March with the Air Line Pilots Association on a contract that wasn’t set to open for renewal until December, the union said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with the Atlanta-based airline on a new deal.

Delta Air Lines will not comment pending ratification of the new deal, which could take the better part of a week to organize a vote among the 12,000+ pilots.

Such a vote should be a formality. According to the Wall Street Journal, Delta has always had a good relationship with its pilots union; the last time a contract was voted on, in 2012, 62 percent of the pilots approved the deal.

Terms of the new agreement were not disclosed but it comes at a time when airline profits are at an all-time high. Delta’s net income in 2014 was $659 million.

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