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CCAir pilots sign new contract. (Regional News).(Brief Article)

Pilots at Mesa Air Group's struggling CCAir subsidiary reached an agreement on a new contract that provides modest pay increases over the next five years but no furlough protection. The pilot group previously had rejected an offer that included stock options and limited furlough protection, leading to a warning from management that the airline would shut down this summer. "I guess they believed the possibility of a shutdown was real," CCAir President Carter Leake told ATW.

The Air Line Pilots Assn., which represents the pilots, supported the new contract and recommended that its members vote to accept it. "National ALPA stepped in and really saved the day," Leake said. ALPA Master Executive Council Vice Chairman Brian Billups said the tentative deal was less than the pilots had hoped for but includes several improvements over the earlier proposal and allows management to address a number of its financial concerns. …

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