Union: Delta seeking early retirement for pilots

05/11/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Delta's pilots union says the airline is negotiating to offer an early retirement package in an effort to resolve "what management perceives to be a current pilot staffing overage." A union spokesman says the plan would include severance pay, limited medical benefits and retiree travel benefits. In a statement, Delta said it is working with the union "to ensure we have any flexibility needed as we adjust capacity to demand."

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