Harry Bernstein's May 20 column, "Airlines Devise a New Way to Bust Unions," requires USAir to set the record straight.
Contrary to Bernstein's intimations, the agreements reached between PSA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters do not leave the PSA employees without protection.
Indeed, USAir Group voluntarily extended to all PSA employees, Teamster and non-Teamster, union and non-union, traditional merger protections. This includes fair and equitable seniority integration, generous pay and benefit guarantees and all other protections formerly provided in mergers by government regulations.
USAir Group has committed to do the same for all eligible Piedmont employees in connection with that proposed transaction. These are the same protections that were once provided by the Civil Aeronautics Board and that Bernstein concedes made so-called successor clauses unnecessary.