Topic: Tom Horton
Leaders of the deal between American Airlines and US Airways decided early on that they would only proceed as long as they had the backing of American employees. The two sides believe they would receive regulatory backing for a merger. The new company is to be called American Airlines and based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
Flight attendants' pay will be lower for 1,500 new hires at American Airlines. With flight attendants' pay averaging $45,000, American is trying to cut $1 billion in labor costs to emerge from bankruptcy.
Government disaster relief and prevention efforts are noble, but they can have unforeseen negative consequences.