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Pinnacle pilots union ratifies CBO

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., its pilots group, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), ratified the tentative agreement reached with ALPA in December.

The changes in the ratified agreement, which covers pilot pay, retirement, work rules and benefits, will become effective when concessions are implemented for the airline's other labor groups and non-union employees.

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"Through the constructive efforts of Pinnacle and ALPA, we were able to achieve our goal of reaching a consensual agreement with our pilots," said John Spanjers, president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. "We have now reached agreements with all of our unions following the previously announced agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union. This is a significant milestone in our restructuring and represents substantial progress that we expect will allow us to successfully emerge from bankruptcy."
 
A hearing is scheduled on Jan. 16 for the Bankruptcy Court to consider approval of the tentative agreement with ALPA and the other agreements that Pinnacle expects to facilitate its emergence from bankruptcy.

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