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Unions to Pilots: Skip the Scan

'Our members are absolutely outraged'

(Newser) - Two of America’s biggest pilot unions are urging their members to refuse to submit to full-body scans when they go to work. They complain the machines are "intrusive" and could expose pilots to risky amounts of radiation over time. Those who refuse are subjected to pat-downs that were... More »

Former Union Leader In Line for FAA Post

Obama team hopes labor support can help reform aviation industry

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s hoping to bring about long-needed reforms in aviation, but to do it, he’ll need the support of organized labor. Hence, reports the Wall Street Journal, the frontrunner for the top job at the Federal Aviation Administration is the head of the former pilots union, Duane Woerth.... More »

Delta Pilots Aboard for Merger

NW deal would create world largest carrier

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines has reached a deal with its 7,000 pilots that is expected to allow a long-delayed merger with Northwest Airlines to take off, Bloomberg reports. The airlines plan to announce the merger next week, sources said. The new airline would carry the Delta name and jet past... More »

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