U.S. Airways has asked a bankruptcy judge to impose a temporary 23 percent
cut in pay for the airline's union workers, the Associated Press
The airline says that it will be forced to liquidate without the pay cut. On
October 7, Judge Stephen Mitchell will hear arguments for and against the pay
cut, the news service notes.
In the meantime, the airline says it will continue to negotiate with unions
on its proposed cost-reduction measures.
The news service reports that under the airline's plan, the average annual
salary for pilots would drop from $155,000 to $119,000 and average annual pay
for flight attendants would drop from $36,975 to $27,701.