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Unions applaud Texas AG for switching to support airline merger

US trade unions representing airline pilots, flight attendants and other workers from Texas-based carrier American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) and Arizona USA-based US Airways (NYSE: LCC) said they are supporting the Texas attorney general for dropping his opposition to a proposed merger of the two carriers.

The Texas AG had previously joined with the US Department of Justice, which is suing to prevent the merger.

Unions joining in a statement of support for the Texas AG include The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA the Allied Pilots Association the Association of Professional Flight Attendants the Communications Workers of America the International Brotherhood of Teamsters the Transport Workers Union and the US Airline Pilots Association unions representing 70,000 American Airlines, American Eagle and US Airways employees, including pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, technicians, aircraft dispatchers, call center representatives, and others.

In a joins statement, union leaders said “This combination makes sense for competition, customers, and our members we represent who want nothing more than to compete aggressively. We will continue to make our voices heard.”

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